Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 55

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
THE PRESIDENT TO HAL PRINCE: "THE MUSICAL PROGRAM WAS . . . A REAL TREAT" EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. AND MAMIE. Two Typed Letters Signed, each by one, as President or First Lady, to Harold Prince, each thanking for arranging a musical program. Each 1 page, small 4to, White House stationery; remnants of masking tape at all edges verso, horizontal folds. Each with the original envelope. Washington, 9 May 1958

Additional Details

On May 8, 1958, the members of the U.S. Supreme Court and nearly 200 other guests attended a banquet at the White House which included music and performances by a number of Broadway stars, including Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert of West Side Story. The night's entertainment was arranged by West Side Story producers Harold Prince and Robert E. Griffith.
With--Printed invitation from the President and First Lady inviting Harold Prince to the banquet, and a printed card granting Prince admission at the White House's Southwest Gate at 9:30 on the same night. 4x5 or 2 1/2x4 inches. 1958.
Provenance: From the family of Harold Prince.