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As Vice President of Desilu Productions Inc., Murphy sends a thank you letter to Cy Laughter of Laughter Corporation.
Typed Letter signed: "'Murph'", 1p, 8½x11. On his Vice Presidential letterhead at Desilu Productions, Inc. Hollywood, California, January 3, 1961 To "Dear Cy" Cy Laughter, President of Laughter Corporation, Dayton, Ohio. In full: "Thank you very much for the lovely cuff links which arrived last week. I appreciate them very much indeed. I gave Tibby his badge and he was extremely happy about it and has spent a great deal of time showing it off to people/ I just hope he doesn't try to arrest somebody that's too big for him. I'm glad that you got the pictures and hope that you and your Dad will come back and see us soon again. In the meantime, a very happy New Year. Sincerely." Dancer/actor Murphy (1902-1992) appeared in film musicals of the 1930s, moving to dramatic roles in the late 1940s. He followed a path similar to that of his friend Ronald Reagan: switching party allegiance from Democratic to Republican, serving as President of the Screen Actors Guild, and winning election to the U.S. Senate from California in 1964. For Me and My Gal (1942), a musical starring Murphy and Garland, was also Gene Kelly's screen debut. Desilu Productions, originally founded in 1950 by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, produced shows such as I Love Lucy, Star Trek and The Untouchables. Robert "Cy" Laughter (1925-2011) started working at Laughter Corporation in 1946 where he served as Vice-President from 1956-1960 and as President from 1960 until his retirement in 1990. He was also the founder of Bogie Buster's Golf Tournament. Creased (also at corners). Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: July 4, 1902 in New Haven, Connecticut
Died: May 3, 1992 in Palm Beach, Florida

Film Credits
2011 Reagan (Other), 2008 President Hollywood (Other), 2008 Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney (Other), 2006 Voces (Other), 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (Other), 2003 b_egin the Beguine (Other), 2001-2005 Biography (Other), 1997 John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (Other), 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Other), 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Sound), 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (in person), 1990 7th Annual American Cinema Awards (in person), 1985 That's Dancing! (Other), 1985 All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (in person), 1976 America at the Movies (Other), 1974 That's Entertainment! (Other), 1971 This Is Your Life (in person), 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1968 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (in person), 1967 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1965 Issues and Answers (in person), 1964 That Regis Philbin Show (in person), 1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1960 New Comedy Showcase (Performer), 1960 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (in person), 1958 The Thin Man (in person), 1955-1956 MGM Parade (in person), 1955 MGM Parade (Director), 1955 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (in person), 1953 The 25th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1952 Walk East on Beacon! (Performer), 1952 The Hoaxters (in person), 1952 Talk About a Stranger (Performer), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Night Life (Performer), 1951 No Questions Asked (Performer), 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (Performer), 1949 The Actor's Society Benefit Gala (in person), 1949 Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (in person), 1949 Border Incident (Performer), 1949 Battleground (Performer), 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel (Performer), 1948 If You Knew Susie (Sound), 1948 Big City (Performer), 1947 The Arnelo Affair (Performer), 1947 Cynthia (Performer), 1946 Up Goes Maisie (Performer), 1945 Having Wonderful Crime (Performer), 1944 Step Lively (Performer), 1944 Show Business (Performer), 1944 Broadway Rhythm (Performer), 1943 This Is the Army (Performer), 1943 The Powers Girl (Performer), 1943 Show-Business at War (in person), 1943 Bataan (Performer), 1942 The Navy Comes Through (Performer), 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street (Performer), 1942 For Me and My Gal (Performer), 1941 Tom Dick and Harry (Performer), 1941 Rise and Shine (Performer), 1941 Ringside Maisie (Performer), 1941 Meet the Stars #5: Hollywood Meets the Navy (in person), 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (Performer), 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (Performer), 1940 The Miracle of Sound (Other), 1940 Public Deb No. 1 (Performer), 1940 Little Nellie Kelly (Performer), 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (Performer), 1939 Risky Business (Performer), 1939 Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (in person), 1939 Hollywood Hobbies (in person), 1938 Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 5 (in person), 1938 Little Miss Broadway (Performer), 1938 Letter of Introduction (Performer), 1938 Hold That Co-ed (Performer), 1937 You're a Sweetheart (Performer), 1937 Top of the Town (Performer), 1937 The Women Men Marry (Performer), 1937 London by Night (Performer), 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (Performer), 1936 Woman Trap (Performer), 1936 Violets in Spring (Performer), 1935 The Public Menace (Performer), 1935 I'll Love You Always (Performer), 1935 After the Dance (Performer), 1934 Kid Millions (Performer), 1934 Jealousy (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Roberta - Performer (November 18, 1933 - July 21, 1934), Of Thee I Sing - Performer (May 15, 1933 - June 10, 1933), Of Thee I Sing - Performer (December 26, 1931 - January 14, 1933), Shoot the Works - Performer (July 21, 1931 - October 3, 1931)

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