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RED SKELTON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/27/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLE - HFSID 42591

RED SKELTON, CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLEThe comedian and entertainer signed this 1968 document from the newspaper editor to give permission to reprint a quote Typed DS: "Red Skelton" beneath TLS: "Theron C. Liddle". 1p, 8½x11, on Liddle's personalized stationery from the Deseret News.

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RED SKELTON, CO-SIGNED BY: THERON C. LIDDLEThe comedian and entertainer signed this 1968 document from the newspaper editor to give permission to reprint a quote Typed DS: "Red Skelton" beneath TLS: "Theron C. Liddle". 1p, 8½x11, on Liddle's personalized stationery from the Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1968 November 27. Requests Skelton's permission to publish a quote in "a collection of philosophical, inspirational and humorous quotations to be nationally distributed..." Skelton has signed next to the words: "Reprint approval granted". His quotation: "Everyone tries to build his own monument. The nicest thing that can happen is for people to walk up to your children and say, 'Your father was a fine man.'" Theron C. Liddle (1912-1977) was a writer who published a series titled A Thought for Today throughout the 1960s, encompassing a total of five volumes. He was managing editor at the Deseret News from 1949-1971. On his radio show (1941-1953), vaudeville veteran Red Skelton (1913-1997, born Richard Bernard Skelton in Vincennes, Indiana) developed most of the characters that he would later bring to television: Junior (the Mean Widdle Kid), Freddie the Freeloader, Clem Kadiddlehopper, George Appleby, Sheriff Deadeye, San Fernando Red and others.The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971) ranked in the Nielsen ratings "Top 20" for a record 15 consecutive seasons, from 1955 1970. The show also featured musical groups, including the one of the first U.S. appearances of The Rolling Stones (1964). Skelton's film credits date from 1938. He was also an accomplished painter, a 33rd degree Mason (the highest level) and a strong supporter of children's charities. Skelton continued live performances until his death in 1997. Lightly creased. Folds, horizontal fold through Liddle's signature, which has "haloing" of ink. Staple holes at upper left corner and blank upper margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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