MAYOR TOM BRADLEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/14/1978 - HFSID 292241
Sale Price $198.00
The Mayor of Los Angeles writes a letter to actress Laraine Day thanking her for help with the "Los Angeles Street Scene" Festival, obtained from Day's estate.
Typed Letter signed: "Tom Bradley" as Mayor of Los Angeles, 1 page, 8½x11. City Hall, Los Angeles, 1978 November 14. To Ms. Loraine Day, Beverly Hills, California. In full: "Dear Ms. Day: It is with deep gratitude that I express my personal appreciation and that of the people of this City to you for ably assisting us in the recently concluded "Los Angeles Street Scene" Festival. There were many complexities to properly staging this event, and your valued support made it possible for us to together stage a most successful event. Thank you so much for your interest and cooperation. Sincerely," Tom Bradley (1917-1998), Los Angeles' first Black City Councilman, was the first Black to serve as Mayor of a predominantly white city. Mayor of Los Angeles for an unprecedented five terms (1973-1993), his administration was noted for opening up city government to minorities and women. This item is from the estate of actress Laraine Day, formerly married from 1947 to 1960 to baseball Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher. They enjoyed the friendship of US Presidents, Hollywood celebrities and baseball veterans, many of whom inscribed remembrances to the couple. Multiple mailing folds. Corners creased. Lightly toned. Stained on verso with show through. Signature lightly beaded but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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