Lot #617
Marlon Brando Typed Letter Signed

“I would be very pleased to participate in the J. F. Kennedy programme”

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Estimate: $800+

Description

“I would be very pleased to participate in the J. F. Kennedy programme”

Scarce TLS signed "Best, Marlon," one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, February 14, 1966. Letter to Peter Lawford. In part: "I would be very pleased to participate in the J. F. Kennedy programme. I am delighted that you thought of me in this regard and I will try my best. Would you send me a list of the dates?" Brando also writes "Dear Peter" at the top of the letter. In fine condition, with a uniform block of toning. Accompanied by two retained carbon copies of letters from Lawford to Brando, and a six-page carbon copy of the treatment for the program, entitled "'J.F.K.: The Man' (A Television Series)," to be produced by Chislaw Productions in association with Allan Jay Friedman. The treatment lists a number of stars who committed to hosting the show, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, and Fredric March, in addition to Brando; Alan Jay Lerner and Budd Schulberg were also to work on the script. An exceptionally desirable letter associating these Hollywood legends with President John F. Kennedy.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #635 - Ended May 11, 2022





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