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PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 255901

PRESIDENT REAGAN'S SELF-EFFACING HUMOR   RONALD REAGAN. Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 8½x11. In full: "Remember the flap when I said, 'We begin bombing in five minutes'? Remember when I fell asleep during my audience with the Pope? Remember Bitburg? Boy, those were the good old days.

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PRESIDENT REAGAN'S SELF-EFFACING HUMOR
 
RONALD REAGAN.
Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 8½x11. In full: "Remember the flap when I said, 'We begin bombing in five minutes'? Remember when I fell asleep during my audience with the Pope? Remember Bitburg? Boy, those were the good old days." Caption: "Speech, Gridiron Club, Washington, D.C., April 13, 1987." Prior to his weekly radio address on August 11 1984, President Reagan, thinking the microphone was off, said: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." On June 7, 1982, President Reagan fell asleep during an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. On May 5, 1985, President Reagan visited Bitburg Cemetery. The visit is intended to honor the victims of World War II and the Holocaust, and to celebrate the reconciliation between the U.S. and West Germany. A great deal of controversy surrounded Reagan's visit to the German cemetery which also contained graves of Nazi SS soldiers. The Gridiron Club, composed of 60 Washington newspaper bureau chiefs, columnists, reporters, cartoonists and editors, exists for the sole purpose of hosting an annual "roast" of a prominent public figure. 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. Otherwise, fine condition.

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