WESTBROOK PEGLER - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 173921
WESTBROOK PEGLER Album leaf signed by columnist Westbrook Pegler in blue ink Inscribed signature: "Hello Jeannette xxxx!/Westbrook Pegler" in blue ink. 5¼x4¼ with beveled right corners.
Sale Price $108.00
Album leaf signed by columnist Westbrook Pegler in blue ink
Inscribed signature: "Hello Jeannette xxxx!/Westbrook Pegler" in blue ink. 5¼x4¼ with beveled right corners. American journalist Pegler (1894-1969), born James Westbrook Pegler, wrote popular syndicated columns from the 1930s to the 1950s and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1941 for reporting on racketeering in Hollywood labor unions. He began his career while still in high school, working for the United Press, and subsequently reported for the United News (1919-1925) and the Chicago Tribune (1925-33) before becoming a syndicated columnist, eventually reaching around 10 million subscribers. Pegler had a biting and sarcastic writing style, which he used to oppose both fascism in Europe and the New Deal in America and a frequent critic of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. He became increasingly conservative as his career progressed, eventually targeting the Supreme Court, labor unions, the wealthy, the tax system and, finally, Jews, and was successfully sued for libel by one of his targets, Quentin Reynolds, in 1954. His columns ended in 1962, and he was even dropped from American Opinion, the magazine of the right-wing John Birch Society, for his anti-Semitic views. Lightly creased. Pen skipped in places while writing signature, which is still legible. Neatly cut from album along left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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