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GEORGE FRANKLIN GETTY II - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/01/1964 - HFSID 225451

His 2 page letter as President of the Los Angeles Club on laws and house rules. Typed letter signed: "George F. Getty II" in black ink. 2 pages (integral), 7¼x10½. Los Angeles, California, May 1, 1964.

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GEORGE FRANKLIN GETTY II
His 2 page letter as President of the Los Angeles Club on laws and house rules.
Typed letter signed: "George F. Getty II" in black ink. 2 pages (integral), 7¼x10½. Los Angeles, California, May 1, 1964. On his letterhead as President of The Los Angeles Club to "Dear Fellow Los Angeles Club Member" in full: "The enclosed booklet contains the by-laws, house rules and list of charter members of the Los Angeles Club. Our Club is off to an excellent beginning, now having more than three hundred members and having developed a reputation for superior food and service. Additional members would provide the financial support The Club requires, and also would bring to The Club man additional personal with whom we all would like to associate, both at luncheon and during the evening hours. We, therefore, are enclosing a card on which we hope that you will the names of at least two or three persons who you think would make attractive members of our Club and whose names may then presented to the Membership Committee for consideration. Upon approval of the names, you will be notified so that you may invite your nominees to club membership. Many proposals have been made with respect to the use of The Club's facilities at noontime by the ladies. In order to obtain the advice of the members with respect to the use of the Club by wives and lady guests of members at noontime, we could appreciate your marking your preference on the enclosed card and returning it to The Club. If ladies are permitted to use the Club, they would be limited use a restricted area. Should you desire to take a lady to luncheon, you could take her to the designated section. Please indicate your preference and return the enclosed card, appropriately marked. We would also appreciate any comments you may have concerning the operation of our Club and any suggestion toward making it an even more attractive place in which to spend many of our free hours. Sincerely ,". George Franklin Getty II (1924-1973) was the first son of J. Paul Getty and grandson of George F. Getty I, wealthy businessman and founder of Getty Oil. Elder Getty left the business to his wife upon his death in 1930, who in turn gave the company over to their son J. Paul. Young George was inducted into the family business early in life, achieving his own fortunes at a young age. He served as President of Tidewater and Director of the Getty Museum. Constantly pressured by his over-dominating father, Getty suffered from extreme insecurity and depression. By overdose of pills, he committed suicide in 1973 at the age of 49. Paperclip rust impression at top margin. Normal mailing folds. Staple holes at top left corner. Fine condition.

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