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Lot #142
Kennedy Family

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Estimate: $200+
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Six items signed by members of the Kennedy family, highlighted by two letters to people in showbiz: a TLS signed by Joseph P. Lennedy, "Joe," one page, 7.25 x 10.5, September 7, 1949, personal letterhead, addressed to film studio executive and producer Eddie Mannix, in full: "What a nice guy you are to remember my birthday. There isn't much point in counting them after they get as high as mine have, but it is worth-while being reminded of it by a fine friend like you"; and a TLS signed "Rose Kennedy," one page, 7.25 x 10.5, June 20, 1966, Hyannis Port stationery, addressed to Rat Pack member and former husband to Patricia Kennedy, Peter Lawford, in part: "I should like to tell you about the John F. Kennedy 'Flame of Hope' project recently launched by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. Very attractive sets of white candles are being made by the mentally retarded and are being sold at Bullock's in Los Angeles…I am very anxious to encourage the retarded in their work and so I would appreciate it if you would cooperate with the Foundation and purchase one or two sets," with Rose adding in her own hand below: "Hope to see you at the Cape before I go abroad in August, Love, Rose." The other four items are signed by Ethel Kennedy (TLS), Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (SP and signature), and Patricia Kennedy Lawford (signature). In overall fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020