Typed Letters Signed about Gala Honoring Samuel Goldwyn
by Hammerstein, Oscar. (1895-1960) [Killion, George L. (1902-1983)]
Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Three typed letters from the great American librettist and producer, one with an autograph signature and two form letters with printed signatures,Â inviting the businessman George L. Killion to a gala event honoring SamuelÂ Goldwyn. Dated May 19 (printed signature), June 2 (autograph signature), and June 12 (printed signature), 1959. Hammerstein invites Killion to join the Honorary Committee for the event, and then asks in two further letters for a donation to the Gershwin Foundation, also mentioning a screening of the newly released film version of Porgy and Bess.Â On Hammerstein's letterhead; hole-punched with stamps and notes from Killion's office at the head; overall in fine condition. Each 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.5 x 26.6 cm).George Killion was president of the shipping company American President LinesÂ from 1947 to 1966, an active fundraiser for the Democratic Party, and chairman ofÂ the board of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1957 to 1977.
(Inventory #: 14174)
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