Impressive collection of approximately 1000 items signed by a notable figure from an array of industries and careers, such as entertainment (i.e., actors and actresses, singers and songwriters), space exploration (astronauts and cosmonauts), sports (baseball, football, boxing, basketball) and the military and political arenas (generals, soldiers, senators, British prime ministers, speakers of the house). The archive consists mostly of photos, with the occasional letter, print, or magazine cover, and several bear inscriptions; some signers are present numerous times.
Highlights include: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luke Appling, Hap Arnold, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Roger Bannister, Brigitte Bardot, Joan Bennett, Ray Bolger, Pappy Boyington, Yul Brynner, Bil Canfield, Scott Carpenter, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Maurice Chevalier, Mark W. Clark, Schuyler Colfax, Gordon Cooper, Douglas Corrigan, Walt Cunningham, Bill Dana, Bette Davis, Jim Davis, Millvina Dean, George Dewey, Marlene Dietrich, Jimmy Doolittle, Kirk Douglas, Abba Eban, Thomas Ferebee, Henry Fonda, Gordon Fullerton, Ava Gardner, John Glenn, Paulette Goddard, George Washington Goethals, Richard Gordon, Hank Greenberg, Marvin Hagler, Marvin Hamlisch, Edmund Hillary, J. Edgar Hoover, Magic Johnson, James Earl Jones, King Hussein of Jordan, Mark and Scott Kelly, Rose Kennedy, Hank Ketcham, Aga Khan III, Hedy Lamarr, Walter Lantz, Don Larsen, Janet Leigh, Alexei Leonov, Liberace, Trygve Lie, Henry Mancini, Ferdinand Marcos, Dan Marino, Ken Mattingly, Peter Max, Charles Horace Mayo, Bruce McCandless II, Jim McDivitt, Ron McNair, Butterfly McQueen, Roddy McDowall, Margaret Mead, Willy Messerschmitt, Carmen Miranda, Edgar Mitchell, Robert Mitchum, Johnny Mize, Mountbatten of Burma, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Stan Musial, Floyd Patterson, Linus Pauling, J. C. Penny, Willie Pep, David Dixon Porter, Eleanor Powell, Tyrone Power, Vincent Price, Eddie Rickenbacker, John Ritter, Ginger Rogers, Barry Sanders, Rusty Schweickart, Glenn T. Seaborg, the Skylab 4 crew, Ben Spock, Tom Stafford, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, James Stewart, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Temple (Black), Valentina Tereshkova, U Thant, Margaret Thatcher, Dave Thomas, Clyde Tombaugh, Lana Turner, Desmond Tutu, Mae West, William Westmoreland, Simon Wiesenthal, Joanne Woodward, Chuck Yeager, and many, many more. In overall fine condition. Due to the large quantity a few secretarial and/or printed signatures may be included.
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