SAMMY DAVIS JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/19/1975 - HFSID 254831
SAMMY DAVIS, JR Typed Letter signed in 1975, urging attendance at a fundraiser for the Foundation for Educational Improvement Typed Letter Signed: "Sammy", 1 page, 7x10¼. No place, 1975 February 19. On his personal stationery to Mr. Olsen.
Sale Price $488.75
SAMMY DAVIS, JR
Typed Letter signed in 1975, urging attendance at a fundraiser for the Foundation for Educational Improvement
Typed Letter Signed: "Sammy", 1 page, 7x10¼. No place, 1975 February 19. On his personal stationery to Mr. Olsen. In full: "Altovise and I wanted you to know that one of our favorite singers, Helen Reddy, and stars of "Hallelujah Hollywood," from the MGM Grand Hotel, will be among the many who are helping us support the benefit for the Foundation for Educational Improvement. You recently received from Mayor Tom Bradley an invitation to the affair which will be held in the Ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel the evening of March 5, 1975. If you haven't made plans to attend, please do so now. The Foundation operates the Golden Day Schools for children ages two through fourteen. Your participation will help some fine kids. Peace and love, P.S. If you've already responded to Mayor Bradley's letter, thank you, and I look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you." Considered by many as the "World's Greatest Living Performer" during the height of his career, Sammy Davis, Jr. was a versatile performer, winning popularity on both sides of the color barrier for his acting, singing, dancing and impersonations. A member of the famed "Rat Pack", Davis appeared with Sinatra and friends in Ocean's 11 in 1960, nine years before his acclaimed performance in Sweet Charity. Nominated for a Tony Award for Golden Boy (1974), Davis also had a number of hit records, including "Love Me or Leave Me", "That Old Black Magic", "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "The Candy Man". Altovise and Sammy Davis, Jr., were married from 1970 until his death in 1990. Tom Bradley, the second African-American mayor of a major US city, governed Los Angeles for 20 years (1973-1993). Although the Foundation for Educational Improvement does not seem to have survived under that name, two other charitable foundations named for the late Tom Bradley and his wife Ethel support education and other public causes in the city. Staple holes in upper right. Horizontal fold runs through signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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