VICE PRESIDENT ALBEN W. BARKLEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/1954 - HFSID 251696
ALBEN W. BARKLEY Star of NBC's Meet the Veep, Barkley agrees to appear on Ken Murray's television show, Where Were You? Typed Letter Signed: "Alben W. Barkley", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1954 February. To Ken Murray, Hollywood, California.
Sale Price $221.00
ALBEN W. BARKLEY
Star of NBC's Meet the Veep, Barkley agrees to appear on Ken Murray's television show, Where Were You?
Typed Letter Signed: "Alben W. Barkley", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1954 February. To Ken Murray, Hollywood, California. In full: "This letter is my authorization for you to photograph me and record my voice for your television show, 'WHERE WERE YOU?'" BARKLEY served as President Truman's Vice President from 1949-1953. The oldest Vice President, Barkley left office at the age of 75. KEN MURRAY was a vaudevillian, actor, radio and television entertainer who hosted The Ken Murray Show, an hour-long variety show on Saturday nights on CBS (1950-1952) and a half-hour variety show on alternating Sundays (1953). On August 26, 1951 while serving as Vice President, Barkley became the first incumbent nationally elected official to appear on a television show--the first telecast of Man of the Week. On February 1, 1953, twelve days after his term as Vice President ended, Barkley got his own show on NBC called Meet the Veep. The show lasted seven months. It was Barkley's young grandson Steven Truitt who coined the nickname "Veep" for his grandfather from the abbreviation V.P. Barkley, who had been U.S. Senator from Kentucky (1927-1949), returned to his seat, serving from 1955 until his death in 1956 at the age of 78. Lightly creased. 3 file holes in blank left margin. Fine condition.
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