PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/15/1954 - HFSID 251177
RONALD REAGAN As Secretary, he signs the minutes of a 1954 meeting of the Motion Picture Industry Council. Typed Document Signed: "Ronald Reagan" as Secretary of the Motion Picture Industry Council and "Lou Greenspan" as Executive Secretary, 8 pages, 8½x11, separate sheets.
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As Secretary, he signs the minutes of a 1954 meeting of the Motion Picture Industry Council.
Typed Document Signed: "Ronald Reagan" as Secretary of the Motion Picture Industry Council and "Lou Greenspan" as Executive Secretary, 8 pages, 8½x11, separate sheets. (Los Angeles), 1954 September 15. Headed: "Minutes of the Meeting of the Motion Picture Industry Council, Held in the Board Room of the Association of Motion Picture Producers on September 15, 1954". Highlights: Kay Lenard, Chairman of the meeting, introduced Mohun Bhavnani, Chief of the Film Division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Government of India, who "briefly related the history of the film industry in India". In part: "Religious themes are well received; i.e., 'Samson and Delilah'...Disney's pictures are very popular...Musicals are also popular in big cities...." Amendments to the By-Laws were recommended. A report revealed that "For the first six months of 1954, a total of 25 pictures in whole or partially were made out of the country of which 11 were wholly made by American companies...United Artists-6; 20th Century Fox-5; Columbia-4; MGM-3; Warner Bros.-3; Paramount-3; Allied Artists-1...A report on the developments for an International Film Festival in Hollywood was submitted...." A ninth page lists those present at the meeting representing nine organizations. RONALD REAGAN was President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947-1952 and 1959-1960, serving on the Board of Directors from 1946-1960. 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. Slightly creased. Lightly soiled at upper blank edges. 3 binding holes at blank left margins. Fine condition.