PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/13 - HFSID 280275
Sale Price $1,912.50
Actor Ronald Reagan wrote this letter on his personalized stationery in 1962, saying that "The brutal practice you discussed is of course something which should be a challenge to the conscience of all men". He also mentions the end of General Electric Theatre, a TV show on which he appeared 70 times between 1954 and 1962. Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Autograph letter signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 7¼x10¼, on Reagan's personalized stationery. Dated "April 13". In full: "Thanks for your kind letter and believe me I share your concern. The brutal practice you discussed is of course something which should be a challenge to the conscience of all men. Unfortunately our G. E. Theatre is being discontinued at the end of this season & all our shows have been completed for this season. I regret this because this subject is one which should be treated on a program such as we have had. Again my thanks - Sincerely," Lightly toned, stained and creased. Folded once horizontally and twice vertically. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope on Reagan's personalized stationery. Postmarked Pacific Palisades, California, 1962 April 13. Addressed to Mrs. John Foster, Anaheim, California. Lightly toned, soiled, foxed and creased. Torn open at right edge. Otherwise, fine condition. We're not certain which "brutal practice" Reagan is referring to in this letter. What we do know is that General Electric Theatre (1953-1962), aired its last episode less than two months after this letter was written, on June 3, 1962. Reagan appeared in 70 episodes between 1954 and 1962, including the last, The Roman Kind. 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. Two items.
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