LARAINE DAY - COLLECTION WITH PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - HFSID 320203
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AND LARAINE DAY COLLECTION Collection featuring President Ronald Reagan and actress Laraine Day, who once shared the silver screen together in 1941's The Bad Man. Included, Reagan sends an autopen signed letter to Day congratulating her on her recent Life Time Achievement award.
Sale Price $1,105.00
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AND LARAINE DAY COLLECTION
Collection featuring President Ronald Reagan and actress Laraine Day, who once shared the silver screen together in 1941's The Bad Man. Included, Reagan sends an autopen signed letter to Day congratulating her on her recent Life Time Achievement award. Also included are Day's signature and a signed publicity photograph. 3 items total.
Collection: 1) Photograph signed: "Larraine/Day," in black felt tip. B/w, 8x10. Fine condition. 2) Signature: "Laraine/Day," 5x3 card. Printed caption with small picture of Day in lower margin. Toned. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Typed letter signed by autopen: "Ronald Reagan," 1 page, 6¾x9. Washington D.C., April 5, 1985. Accompanied by unsigned transmittal White House envelope. On official White House letterhead. To "Dear Laraine," in full: "It is a special pleasure for me to send congratulations to my former leading lady! I am delighted to know that you are receiving a Life Time Achievement Award from Brigham Young University. This is a richly deserved tribute to your outstanding career and to the values you have always upheld. You can take great pride in the quality of your work and in the example you have set. Nancy joins me in sending our best wishes. May our Heavenly Father bless and keep you. Sincerely." Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). Reagan left his job hosting television's Death Valley Days during the 1965-1966 season, when he entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. On February 6, 2001, Reagan became just the third U.S. President to reach the age of 90 and the nation's longest living President until Gerald Ford (d. 2006) lived 45 days longer. Laraine Day (1917-2007) reached stardom as Nurse Lamont opposite Lew Ayres in a series of six Dr. Kildare films (1939-1942). Other starring roles for Day included Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940< The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944), My Dear Secretary (1948) and The High and the Mighty (1954). She was married to baseball manager Leo Durocher from 1947-1960. She hosted a television program in 1951.
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