KIRK DOUGLAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/13/1964 - HFSID 38347
Sale Price $396.00
KIRK DOUGLASKirk Douglas sends a typed letter about the next steps to take on an upcoming project Typed Letter Signed: "Kirk", 1p, 7½x10½. No place, 1964 January 13. On his personal stationery, to Eddie. In full: I'm enclosing an answer to a long letter I received from Dino, a copy of which I think you will get from my secretary in Beverly Hills. I'm meeting a guy that they have hired to start writing on that TV show. I told Charlie Powell that I would preger [sic] that you get in touch with him and you start working on this project. I wrote a couple of goose-up letters to our lawyers, Peter Shapiro has copies of them. Seven Arts have certainly been cooperative on the play (I think because they feel I'm a real nut who never quits), they've taken out big ads in all of the papers. We are scrambling along better than most of the other plays, which isn't saying much because plays are dieing [sic] like locusts. But there seems to be enough left in the play to make it worthwhile. Within the next week or so we will know a little better. In the meantime, take care of the store. All my best," Kirk Douglas (1916-2020), considered by many to be the epitome of the Hollywood hard man, made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers in 1946. Three years later, he received his first Academy Award nomination for Champion (1949). Douglas, who received two other Oscar nominations, for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956), both directed by Vincente Minnelli, also appeared in Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Seven Days in May (1964), In Harm's Way (1965) and numerous other feature and made for television films. In addition to his film work, which was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute in 1991 and an honorary Oscar by the Academy in 1995,Douglas has published two novels and an autobiography, The Ragman's Son (1988). Though he continued to appear in films, by the '80s Douglas began volunteering much of his time to civic duties. Since 1963, he had worked as a Goodwill Ambassador and, in 1981, his many contributions earned him the highest civilian award given in the U.S. - the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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