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1929-1955 Famous People Letterhead Lot of (15) with Jack Dempsey & Ringling Bros.

Lot Number 1481

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Famous figures of yesteryear populate this collection of typed letters with notable letterhead and content. This vintage ensemble is an ephemerist’s dream with big names printed on nicely preserved stock, rating as above average to excellent in condition. With deference to original period compacting folds, these white to cream sheets remain crisp with clearly legible content regarding some of the most celebrated athletes, entertainers and organizations of the first half of the 20th Century.

 

The list of included items is as follows:

 

2/22/42 Jack Dempsey’s Broadway Bar and Restaurant with content regarding Dempsey’s proprietorship of two New York City establishments, signed by Kay Sheridan secretary to Mr. Dempsey

 

2/3/54 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey with content regarding a midget named Colonel Fischer, signed by F.J. McKenna of the Sarasota General Offices (two staples are attached in the upper field without affecting graphics or content)

 

11/22/55 United States Olympic Committee with content regarding lack of restoration of Jim Thorpe’s Olympic “trophies” (1912 medals), signed by J. Lyman Bingham, Office of U.S. Olympic Association (two editorial notations are present), also includes two 1951 newspaper pages and three 1953 mimeographed pages with Thorpe content

 

10/9/42 Samuel Goldwyn Inc. with content regarding “The pride of the Yankees” film, actor Gary Cooper and Lou Gehrig Day, signed by William Herbert, Director of Advertising and Publicity (written “Lou Gehrig” notation is present in the upper field with affecting content), also included is a c.1949 newspaper clipping re: Gehrig Memorial fund

 

4/23/51 Damon Runyon Memorial Fund addressed to The Haskin Service with content regarding a donation to the fund by “Sugar Ray” Robinson and a fight against Jake LaMotta, signed by John H. Teeter, no title given (several notations are present including a line drawn the first line of the letter)

 

3/22/40 Bing Crosby with content regarding Crosby singing on the Creme Cigar program, signed by Larry Crosby, no title given (a pencil notation is located at top right without affecting content)

 

10/25/35 Paramount Pictures Distributing Corporation addressed to Frederic J. Haskin with content regarding Bing Crosby, signed by Al Wilkie, Publicity Manager

 

2/12/32 Columbia Broadcasting System addressed to Frederic J. Haskin with content regarding Bing Crosby, signed by Paul W. White, News editor (several notations are present including cross-outs and underlining)

 

9/27/31 Cab Calloway and His Missourians with content regarding Calloway’s Orchestra and banjo player, signed by Moe Gale, Manager, an important period jazz act agent (several handwritten notations are present in the field without affecting content)

 

9/4/39 Glenn Miller Orchestra addressed to Frederic . Haskin with content regarding Miller and his band, signed by Thomas K. Mack, Manager

 

5/6/40 Glenn Miller Orchestra addressed to Haskin with content regarding Ray Eberle, Bob Eberle and Jimmy Dorsey, signed by Polly Davis, Secretary ((two sections are underlined in pencil)

 

4/29/40 Glenn Miller Orchestra addressed to Haskin with content regarding a band appearance, signed by Polly Davis, Secretary (one section is underlined), also included is a two-page typed schedule

 

9/17/31 California State Prison addressed to Mrs. Gannon, Haskin Information Service with the statement “Kid McCoy has not been pardoned”, signed by Jas. B. Holohan, Warden, also present are Kid McCoy clippings and a Haskin Information sheet

 

8/20/29 Princeton University Athletic Association addressed to Haskin with content regarding Woodrow Wilson coaching in 1889, signed by G.R. Murray, Treasurer (one underlined notation appears in the field without affecting content)

 

3/18/44 Princeton University Athletic Association addressed to Haskin with content regarding Woodrow Wilson’s connections to the Princeton and Wesleyan football teams, signed by Asa S. Bushnell, Acting director



 
 
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