PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ROBERT STERLING, GLORIA TALBOTT, LORETTA YOUNG - HFSID 257269
RONALD REAGAN, ROBERT STERLING, LORETTA YOUNG and GLORIA TALBOTT Reagan is pictured, apparently reading a script. His Foreward to an article about TV's impact on actors is printed on the page. The other signers are all pictured on verso. Magazine Photograph signed: "Ronald Reagan", 8¼x7.
Sale Price $450.00
RONALD REAGAN, ROBERT STERLING, LORETTA YOUNG and GLORIA TALBOTT
Reagan is pictured, apparently reading a script. His Foreward to an article about TV's impact on actors is printed on the page. The other signers are all pictured on verso.
Magazine Photograph signed: "Ronald Reagan", 8¼x7. Page from a Star Playhouse publication. Titled: "A New Stage for Stars". Foreword by Ronald Reagan. Discussion on television, in part: "Television, in its own manner, has had the effect of an atom bomb in the entertainment world...I, for one, especially in the General Electric Theatre series (Sunday, CBS), have been able to luxuriate in a variety of challenging roles...So you can list me as one of the actors who has enjoyed television, who had derived invaluable experience from it, and who looks forward to giving television as much in return as is humanly possible...." Verso, under the heading "Your Theatre Hosts", is signed: "Robert Sterling" and "My best/Loretta Young" on portion of photograph pasted over typed biography. Photograph depicting a "Brass Buttons" episode is signed: "Gloria/Talbott". Actor turned politician RONALD WILSON REAGAN (1911-2004), who made his film debut in 1937, first appeared on television (on the Nash Airflyte Theatre) in December 1950. Reagan appeared in some 34 episodes of General Electric Theatre from September 1954-March 1962, including a November 1958 episode that was ironically titled, "A Turkey for the President". He also hosted the series from 1954-1962. Reagan had previously hosted a Los Angeles show, The Orchard Award (1953-1954) and would later host and appear in several episodes of Death Valley Days (1965-1966), leaving the show to campaign successfully for Governor of California. Stage, screen and television actor ROBERT STERLING, who is best known for his role as George Kerby on the TV series Topper (1953-1955), had made his film debut in 1939 and would appear in a number of feature films, including Show Boat (1951). The star of two subsequent TV series, Sterling's numerous guest appearances included Letter to Loretta (1956) and General Electric Theatre (1960). Married to his Topper co-star, Anne Jeffreys, since 1951, Sterling was previously wed (1943-1949) to actress Ann Sothern, with whom he had a daughter, actress Tisha Sterling. LORETTA YOUNG (1903-2000) appeared in films as a child extra from age four. Growing up in silent movies, she became an established star by the 1930s. She won the Best Actress Academy Award for The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for Come to the Stable (1949). Young also hosted the TV teleplay, The Loretta Young Show (also called Letter to Loretta) from 1953-1961. She appeared in about half of the show's episodes, winning three Emmy Awards. Actress GLORIA TALBOTT (1931-2000) made her film debut in 1937 and appeared in a number of feature films, primarily westerns and horror films, until 1966. After first appearing on TV in 1951 in The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Talbot was a regular on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1956, as Abbie Crandall) and guest starred in a long list of TV series, including appearances on the General Electric Theatre in 1954 and 1962. Lightly creased. ½-inch tear at upper left blank margin, ¾-inch tear at upper right blank margin. Chipped at left, right and upper edges. Mounting remnants on verso, no show through.
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