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AL (ALPHONSO J.) JENNINGS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1940 - HFSID 253679

AL JENNINGS. TLS: "Al" in pencil, 1p, 8¼x11. Tarzana, Cal., 1940 January 14. To Lawrence and Wife. In part: "Just got word for me to be in Mexico City not later than Feb. Ist. Things are popping down there right now and may burst any day.

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AL JENNINGS. TLS: "Al" in pencil, 1p, 8¼x11. Tarzana, Cal., 1940 January 14. To Lawrence and Wife. In part: "Just got word for me to be in Mexico City not later than Feb. Ist. Things are popping down there right now and may burst any day. I am inclosing two clippings from Hollywood paper taken from Mexico daily paper (not included). Alamazan (sic) is the candidate for president he is the one I told you about while in El Paso with General V...." Two corrections and two words in Jennings' hand. Al Jennings was a gunslinging outlaw who was a convicted cattle rustler and train robber. He banked on his notoriety to appear in a handful of Hollywood silent films such as 1924's The Sea Hawk and Fighting Fury. In the 1940 election in Mexico, General Manuel Avila Camacho defeated General JUAN ANDREW ALMAZÁN, a revolutionary soldier turned millionaire industrialist, in a disputed election which caused Almazán to flee to Cuba after making accusations of fraud. He eventually returned to Mexico and retired to private life. Creased. Folds, which are shaded touching text but not signature.

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