May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 100 - $ 200
"HAP" ARNOLD ARNOLD, HENRY HARLEY. Typed Letter Signed, "HHArnold," as Commanding General, to Walter S. Marvin, sending thanks for his loan used for the production of the Army Air Forces stage play, "Winged Victory," and giving some related figures including proceeds from the film version. 1 page, 4to, "Headquarters, Army Air Forces" stationery; horizontal folds. Washington, 8 October 1945

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". . . [Y]our generous loan of $5,000 helped make possible the production of 'Winged Victory', the play about the Army Air Forces . . . .
"In collaboration with Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, . . . the Unit made a motion picture of the play . . . producing gross receipts of $2,842,208.73. . . .
"Presentation of 'Winged Victory' in so many cities across the country played an intangible but vital part in enabling the AAF to achieve success in its overall mission. To you, to Moss Hart, and to the other members . . . go our thanks and appreciation."