PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1967 - HFSID 251175
"NANCY ISN'T ON A DIET. SHE WEARS A SIZE 6 DRESS AND I DON'T THINK COULD BE ANY SMALLER." RONALD REAGAN. Draft Autograph Letter Signed: "RR" beneath Autograph Letter to him, 1p, 8x10½. No place or date.
Sale Price $4,250.00
"NANCY ISN'T ON A DIET. SHE WEARS A SIZE 6 DRESS AND I DON'T THINK COULD BE ANY SMALLER."
RONALD REAGAN. Draft Autograph Letter Signed: "RR" beneath Autograph Letter to him, 1p, 8x10½. No place or date. The letter to him, in pencil, is from Raeleen Dixon, Fresno, California, 1967 May 19. In full: "We made puppets and wrote stories in them. I chose you. Some of the things may not be true but some of my friends say so. My friend Josie Reyes made the President. She is going to send it to him. You are a very good governor, Mr. Reagan. I hope you enjoy my little puppet of you." Reagan's reply to "Raeleen", in full: "Thank you very much for your good letter & especially for the puppet. It's very good and so is your story. The story is all correct except for one thing - Nancy isn't on a diet. She wears a size 6 dress and I don't think could be any smaller. Again thank you very much." Reagan's draft reply was then typed on his official stationery, signed and sent to Raeleen. 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. Nancy and Ronald Reagan had been married for 51 years at the time of his death in 2004. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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