PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/02/1973 - HFSID 3902
Sale Price $1,700.00
While Governor of California, he signs the wrong line of a contract to appear on a TV farewell special for Jack Benny.
Partly Printed Contract signed: "Ronald Reagan" as Governor of California, 4 pages, 8½x11, front and verso. California, 1973 January 2. Countersigned: "Irving A. Fein" for J.B. Productions. For $230 (scale salary), Governor Reagan agrees to appear on Jack Benny's First Farewell Special to be filmed at NBC studios in Burbank on January 6, 1973. Includes schedule of compensation for reruns. Typed addendum, 8½x5½, affixed to page 4 with tape has been initialed by Reagan: "RR". Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and Isaac Hayes were among the other stars on the special. Governor Reagan had signed on the line Fein was supposed to sign, so Fine drew an arrow from Reagan's signature to the line Reagan was supposed to sign (above the word "Performer") and has signed under Reagan's signature. IRVING A. FEIN was Executive Producer of the show. Fein was also Executive Producer of The Jack Benny Program (1950-1965). 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. Signature page is lightly creased. File holes at upper margin, erased notes (unknown hand) at lower blank margin. ¾-inch tear at lower right edge (all intact). Tape remnants and stains at file holes on other pages, which are lightly creased. Staple holes at margins.
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