JACK DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: REIKO DOUGLAS - HFSID 72494
Sale Price $180.00
JACK DOUGLAS and REIKO DOUGLAS
Emmy-winning humorist Jack Douglas and his wife, comedian Reiko Douglas, signed this letter on Jack's personalized letterhead in 1965 to thank gossip columnist Louis Sobol for mentioning them in his column.
TLS: "Jack", ¼p, 7¼x10½. No place, but New York, circa 1965 January 30-31. On his personal stationery to columnist Louis Sobol. In full: "Thank you for the mention in yesterday's column. It was nice to see you and your Peggy the other night. I just read my horoscope in this morning's paper and it says: 'Your mind may be rather confused as you consider the implications of recent events; take time now for some serious thinking' - Now they tell me! All the best to you and Peggy". At lower margin, Douglas' wife, Reiko, has written: "&" and four columns of Japanese characters.Emmy Award-winning writer Douglas (1908-1989) got his big break writing for the Red Skelton and Bob Hope radio show Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou (1938-1946). He continued writing for Skelton on hi TV show The Red Skelton Show (1951-1952). He also wrote for The George Gobel Show (1954-1955), work for which he shared an Emmy Award, The Jonathan Winters Show (1956) Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1970) for which he shared an Emmy nomination, and Jack Paar Tonite (1973). He also appeared on the TV shows of Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett and Johnny Carson and wrote a number of humor books, ranging from tongue-in-cheek travelogues, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Hashimoto (1964), a humorous travelogue of his trip to Japan with his 27-year-old Japanese wife, REIKO DOUGLAS, and his 16-month old son, to humorous cookbooks. Columnist LOUIS SOBOL (1895-1986) wrote the "Voice of Broadway" gossip column for the "New York Journal American". He also published Along the Broadway Beat in 1951. In 1947, Sobol, Earl Wilson of the "New York Post" and Abel Green, the editor of "Variety", appeared in Copacabana, Groucho Marx's first solo film without his brothers. Sobol had again appeared as a reporter with Wilson and with Walter Winchell in College Confidential (1960). Irregular upper edge. Usual folds, lower horizontal fold touches 3 characters of Japanese writing. "Personal" written in pencil (possibly in Sobol's hand) at upper left corner, date stamp at upper right corner. Slightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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