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ARTHUR GODFREY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/30/1954 - HFSID 317254

ARTHUR GODFREY Expressing hopes for his racehorse Lord Willin', named for his famous closing phrase Typed Letter signed: "Arthur Godfrey", 1 page, 7¼x10½. CBS Building, New York, N. Y., 1954 September 30. On his personal CBS letterhead to Curtis P. Freshel, New York, N. Y.

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ARTHUR GODFREY
Expressing hopes for his racehorse Lord Willin', named for his famous closing phrase
Typed Letter signed: "Arthur Godfrey", 1 page, 7¼x10½. CBS Building, New York, N. Y., 1954 September 30. On his personal CBS letterhead to Curtis P. Freshel, New York, N. Y. In full: "This sure is a heck of a time to be thanking you for your nice letter of last July. Believe it or not, with all the jumping around I do, it just came to my attention. Many thanks for your interest in Lord Willn'. We're hoping, as you are, that he will come through with flying colors. Sincerely". Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983) began his radio career as a staff announcer on NBC (1930-1933). He moved to CBS in 1934, again as a staff announcer, but very quickly became a personality with his own programs. Arthur Godfrey Time was broadcast from 1945-1972. In the late 1940s, Godfrey did three different CBS radio shows a day, one in the morning and two at night. He was enormously popular with his ukelele-playing folksy manner, earning around $400,000 a year (even before additional exposure on TV after 1948 made him a broadcasting superstar). CBS estimated in the 1940s that 40 million people listened to him at least once a week. Godfrey owned a racehorse, Lord Willin', a name inspired by his closing phrase, promising to return "Lord willin' and the crik don't rise." Normal mailing folds. Staple holes at top left corner. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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