PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: FIRST LADY NANCY DAVIS REAGAN, FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH, PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH - HFSID 286164
RONALD and NANCY REAGAN, GEORGE and BARBARA BUSH Photo of the Presidential and Vice Presidential couples together (successive Presidents and First Ladies), signed by all four, with a calligraphic inscription Photograph inscribed and signed:
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RONALD and NANCY REAGAN, GEORGE and BARBARA BUSH Photo of the Presidential and Vice Presidential couples together (successive Presidents and First Ladies), signed by all four, with a calligraphic inscription Photograph inscribed and signed: "Ronald Reagan", "Nancy Reagan", "George Bush", "and Barbara Bush" in lower margin. Calligraphic inscription: "To Kathy Johnston/With best wishes". B/w, 10x8. RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004) became a Republican Party icon who led the party's retaking of the Oval Office in 1980. Before he won the job of Commander in Chief, Reagan served as the Governor of California (1967-1975) and was a television and film actor. He made his screen debut as a young man in crime drama Love Is on the Air (1937). Reagan's dozens of other credits include many appearances on General Electric Theater (1953-1962) and films like Knute Rockne All American (1940) and Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). In a professional leadership role, Reagan was elected to be President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947 to 1952, and then again from 1959 to 1960. As leader of SAG, Reagan testified to the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning suspected Communists and Communist sympathizers in Hollywood. It was also in this position that he met Nancy Davis, who he would marry in 1952. They stayed together until his death in 2004. During his tenure in the Oval Office, Reagan administration policies reformed the United States tax system and escalated the Cold War. He also survived an assassination attempt and began the War on Drugs. NANCY DAVIS REAGAN (1921-2016) was an actress and First Lady who married U.S. President and actor Ronald Reagan in 1952. When both were actors, she noticed that her name was on the Hollywood blacklist, associating her with the Communist Party. An affiliation with the Communist Party would mean the end of her career, so she consulted with film director Mervyn LeRoy. LeRoy connected her with Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan in 1949, who assured her that there were multiple actresses named Nancy Davis and that he would make sure her name was removed from the blacklist. As an actress, Nancy appeared in film and television roles including The Next Voice You Hear… (1950) and Hellcats of the Navy (1957). The latter film is the only film collaboration between Nancy and Ronald. The two also appeared in an episode of the Zane Grey Theatre (1956-1961) together in 1961. She became the First Lady of California (1967-1975) and the First Lady of the United States (1981-1989) as her husband became an elected official. In the White House, Nancy became an influential force. She renovated the White House and, following an assassination attempt in 1981, threw herself into protecting the President. Her influence on the decision-making process for the President was unprecedented. As First Lady, she also launched the "Just Say No" anti-drug program. Nancy Reagan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. GEORGE H.W. BUSH was Reagan's rival for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980, but had a distinguished resume of his own, including US Representative from Texas, Director of the CIA, and Ambassador to China. He was Reagan's Vice President (1981-1989) before serving as 41st U.S. President (1989-1993), the first incumbent Vice President to be elected President since 1836. He oversaw a largely successful foreign policy, including the first Gulf War against Iraq, Operation Desert Storm, and the 1989 invasion of Panama to depose General Manuel Noriega. But he wasn't re-elected largely due to shortcomings in his domestic policy, including a tax raise in 1990 after a campaign promise - the famous "Read my lips: No - new - taxes" speech - not to raise them. His son, George W. Bush, became 43rd president in 2001 and served two terms. BARBARA BUSH (1925-2018), with her sensible, down-to earth manner was an enormously popular First Lady. In addition to her many duties, she crusaded against illiteracy and supported programs to help the homeless and fight drug abuse. The first woman since Abigail Adams to be wife of one President and mother of another, she is the only First Lady to witness her son's presidential inauguration."Barbara bush" and "with best wishes" lightly beaded and smudges but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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