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ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.] WILSON, Carey
[1939]. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") bound in full gilt-lettered red morocco leather; 12 pages. An ORIGINAL typed Andy Hardy radio script by Carey Wilson that followed the birthday broadcast for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939. This copy is INSCRIBED to Wilson and SIGNED by Roosevelt on the last page. Laid down to a front blank page is a letter from the Secretary to the President, Stephen Early, on White House stationary dated 7 February 1939: "This is by way of acknowledging your letter to me under date of January thirty-first, with enclosed script of the Hardy Family program which followed the President's Birthday Address on the air. I am happy to advise you that the President has signed a copy of your manuscript by name and has asked me to forward it to you with an expression of his best wishes." Not only a rare script from the Andy Hardy legacy but a truly unique Presidential item. Carey Wilson, one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was a writer, narrator, and producer. His many screenwriting credits include BEN HUR and MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY for which he was nominated for an Oscar. As a producer he contributed to the rise of many notable screen stars including Lana Turner, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Esther Williams, Margaret O'Brien, and Red Skelton. His films included THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, and SCARAMOUCHE. Wilson is perhaps best known, however, as the creator of the film series DR. KILDARE and ANDY HARDY (played by Mickey Rooney), said to be the most successful and most popular film series ever … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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