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    Vincent Price White House Correspondence. During the early part of his tenure, President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie made it a point to renovate the White House and establish it as a repository of American fine and decorative arts, and actor and art connoisseur Vincent Price contributed to the effort. This set of four outstanding pieces of correspondence from the White House to Vincent Price includes a letter dated August 7, 1962, on Department of the Interior letterhead, accepting Price's gift of an Albert Bierstadt oil painting; a Western Union telegram dated October 9, 1962, inviting Price to a White House Fine Arts Committee meeting; and a September 30, 1963, typed and signed letter from curator and committee member James W. Fosburgh, informing Price that JFK had hung the aforementioned Bierstadt at the foot of his bed and was "crazy about it." Last but not least is a handwritten letter from Fosburgh to Price dated January, 1964, in which he discusses the then-recent assassination of Kennedy and its aftermath. A great set of correspondence, in Very Fine to Excellent condition with fold creases, light wear, and some moderate toning to the telegram. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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