A Script and Program from the "AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney" Television Show. CBS Television, 1974. The script bound in black leather, embossed on the cover "The American Film Institute / Salutes / James Cagney / Nora and Pat Helm" [Cagney's longtime secretary and her daughter], repeated on the spine, dated "March 13, 1974," 76 pages; together with a program and six black and white original print photographs from that evening depicting Cagney with various attendees such as Frank Sinatra, George Raft, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and Bob Hope; interestingly, Cagney was the second only recipient of this prestigious AFI honor -- the first was for his buddy, film director John Ford, the previous year in 1973; the special [hosted by Sinatra] aired on prime-time TV on March 18, 1974 and was a huge hit not only because Cagney made a moving, heartfelt, and funny acceptance speech, but also because numerous 'A list' stars were in attendance to pay tribute to him -- even John Lennon and Mick Jagger!
    Script: 11" x 9"; Program: 11" x 11"; Photographs: 8" x 10"

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