FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN - SCRIPT SIGNED CIRCA 1933 - HFSID 159686
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN "The handsomest man in the world" signs on this script regarding the broadcast of Roses and Drums Script signed: "Francis X. Bushman", 21p, 8½x11. "The Union Central Life Insurance Company/Presents/ROSES AND DRUMS/W B B M - Chicago/Friday, May 26, 1933
Sale Price $510.00
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
"The handsomest man in the world" signs on this script regarding the broadcast of Roses and Drums
Script signed: "Francis X. Bushman", 21p, 8½x11. "The Union Central Life Insurance Company/Presents/ROSES AND DRUMS/W B B M - Chicago/Friday, May 26, 1933". Begins: "Union Central Life presents a special broadcast of ROSES AND DRUMS. This special broadcast is in celebration of the opening of the World's Fair in Chicago tomorrow. We feature as the narrator in this program the distinguished star of stage, screen and radio Francis X. Bushman. Our play is entitled 'The Roosevelts in America.' We are very glad to announce that we are authorized to broadcast on this program a part of the actual phonograph recording of President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivering the Inaugural Address in Washington...." The script, complete with music, tells the story of the new President's family going back to 1649, when Claes Martenszen van Roosenvelt sailed from Holland to America. THIS IS BUSHMAN'S ACTUAL READING SCRIPT WITH CORRECTIONS IN HIS HAND. Words are underlined for emphasis with notations as to pronunciations, such as "Class" for "Claes" and "Tee're" for "Thierry". The broadcast ended with excerpts of FDR's inaugural address on March 4, 1933 (just 12 weeks earlier) and "The Star-Spangled Banner". A former sculptor's model, Francis X. Bushman (1883-1966) had a beautiful physique which, combined with his handsome looks, soon propelled him to stardom in pre-20s silents. He starred in 115 silent films between 1911 and 1914 and was known as "the handsomest man in the world". Lightly creased. ¾-inch tear at upper edge (all intact). Staple holes and rust stain at upper left blank corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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