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John F. Kennedy
Huge John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph as President, Inscribed to the Woman Who Was Responsible For Restoring and Reopening Ford’s Theater, Where President Lincoln Was Assassinated She was also the first woman to run a U.S. Senate committee, and the wife of “60 Minutes” producer, Don Hewitt
1961. The largest signed portrait photograph of JFK that we have ever seenFrankie Childers was the first woman to run a U.S. Senate committee when she ran the committee on juvenile delinquency for Sen. Thomas Dodd. She was also a theater producer and founder of the Ford’s Theater Society, responsible for restoring and reopening the historic site as a working theater. She produced over 150 stage shows and more than 15 network television specials broadcast from the theater, and there is a plaque to her there. For her work with the theater she was awarded a 2002 National Humanities Medal. For some years she was married to “60 Minutes” producer Don Hewitt, and is also known as Frankie Hewitt. As a TV newsman, Hewitt was well acquainted with John F. Kennedy, both as candidate and president.This is a huge 11 by 14 inch black and white photograph of JFK, clearly as President, inscribed and signed “To Frankie Childers, with warmest personal regards, John F. Kennedy.” There is some fading of the ink, but this is the largest signed portrait photograph of JFK that we have ever seen. The photograph is identified on the verso as taken by Ted Bronstein, whose work appeared in Life Magazine and other major venues of the day. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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