ANITA BRYANT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 346282
ANITA BRYANT The beauty queen-turned-activist pens this note to a fan in black ink Autograph Note signed: "To Sgt. Farrell/ Thanks/ for serving/ With Love,/ Anita Bryant" in black ink, 5x3. Anita Bryant (b.
Sale Price $252.00
ANITA BRYANT The beauty queen-turned-activist pens this note to a fan in black ink Autograph Note signed: "To Sgt. Farrell/ Thanks/ for serving/ With Love,/ Anita Bryant" in black ink, 5x3. Anita Bryant (b. 1940), a former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up of Miss America, had some hit pop singles in 1959 and 1960, including Paper Roses and Till There Was You. Thereafter she concentrated on religious music and moved to Miami to raise a family. She was much in demand as a commercial spokeswoman and was associated most closely with the Florida Citrus Commission's promotions of orange juice. In 1977, Bryant campaigned against a Miami-Dade County ordnance protecting the rights of homosexuals. Alleging that gays hoped to recruit children to their lifestyle, she founded Save Our Children to oppose gay rights nationally. These efforts provoked a boycott of Florida oranges, and the Citrus Commission and other advertisers dropped her from their campaigns. She tried to establish music theaters in Branson, Missouri and other sites in the Ozarks, but the ventures ended in bankruptcy. Pencil notes in an unknown hand on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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