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    A Collection of Speeches, 1970s. Including: 1) a speech seeming to be from when Wayne was honored by the National Football Foundation in 1973; twelve pages, handwritten in black felt-tip ink by Wayne on a mint green notepad [printed "from the desk of Louis Jordan"], heartfelt, inspirational, and very long about the importance of ball-playing, coaching, and being a good American; 2) a speech from the Golden Apple Awards ceremony that took place on January 19, 1976, two pages, typed with Wayne's handwritten corrections in black fountain pen ink, reading in part " honor / me by even considering me with such talents as Dick Van Dyke / and Sir Laurence Olivier. I have been doing whatever it is I do for / over a half a century so this snarled and worry-worn mug is not exactly what you would call a / new face;" 3) a speech from the Lucille Ball Friars Club Roast on November 4, 1977, typed on three half-sheets of paper [cheat sheets for the podium], reading in part "Keep holding your torch on / high, Lucy -- there are a lot of us grateful people who love you / for what you've brought into our lives;" also included are two small notepad pages [from L'ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills] penned by Wayne in black felt-tip ink reading in part "So Lucy in the interest / of keeping this an early / evening, I'll wind it up / now. I'm just going to / have a few dozen more / belts of tequila & then / get in my tank & drive home" plus some other-related paperwork from same event; and 4) a speech from the Golden Apple Award Luncheon on December 11, 1977, typed on a single sheet of paper, relating to Jane Fonda who Wayne was presenting at that function. (Please go to our website to see images of each piece.)
    11" x 8 1/2" and smaller

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    October, 2011
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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