GLENN FORD - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 08/21/1972 - HFSID 284339
Sale Price $360.00
Twelve page document detailing Glenn Ford's role in the opening ceremonies of the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami, with several notations in Ford's own handwriting. Accompanied by 5 color photos of Ford addressing the Convention, and a campaign button and bumper sticker from Nixon's re-election campaign that year. All these items were acquired from the estate of the late Glenn Ford.
Collection composed of: 1) Document unsigned: 12 pages 14x8½. Glenn Ford's own copy of the script for the opening ceremony at the 1972 Republican National Convention. These include the introduction of Ford to the Convention, and Ford's own instructions to the delegates preceding the presentation of the colors, national anthem, pledge of allegiance and invocation. These pages are annotated in Ford's own hand, including pronunciation cues and other edits. He has also framed with a question mark the statement by another speaker that Ford had received the French Medal of Honor. The cover page for this document, which must have been sent to Ford in advance of the convention, includes notations in his hand (phone numbers for the airline, hotel, car rental, etc, and the schedule of his arriving and departing flights) and also a reminder to supply the networks with his military record ("USN info to networks"). 2) Five unsigned color photos (4 matted to 13½x12, 1 matted to 10½x8¾) of Ford addressing the Convention; 3) Two campaign items: a bumper sticker and a button, each reading, "President Nixon: Now More Than Ever." After making his screen debut in 20th Century-Fox's Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence (1939), GLENN FORD (1916-2006) played diverse roles, including dark characters (The Blackboard Jungle and Ransom, both released in 1955), romantic leading men (Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956; The Gazebo, 1959) and rugged western heroes (The Desperados, 1943; The Sheepman, 1958; Cimarron, 1960). In 1958, Ford was voted the number one male box-office attraction, and remained popular long after the studio system that "created" him had collapsed. Later in his career, he appeared on television as well as appearing in feature films, including Superman: The Movie (1978). Ford served in the US Marine Corps during World War II, and also spent two tours of duty with the Third Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam. Appointed a Lt. Commander in the US Navy Reserve (1958), Ford was promoted to Commander in 1963 and to Captain in 1968. Like Ronald Reagan, Glenn Ford switched his party allegiance from Democrat to Republican and campaigned for the election and re-election of Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Following this convention, President Nixon easily won re-election in 1972, carrying every state except Massachusetts in his landslide victory over Democrat George McGovern, but his victory was short-lived. Enmeshed in the Watergate scandal, Nixon would be obliged to resign the Presidency on August 8, 1974. Minor wear to bumper sticker. Bisecting vertical fold to document. Otherwise, fine condition. All these mementoes from his convention appearance were acquired from the estate of the late Glenn Ford.
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