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    Bill Clinton: Autograph Letter Signed, Typed Letter with an Autopen Signature, and Christmas Card. In a one page, 6.75" x 9" autograph letter, written on White House letterhead from Washington, dated May 23, 1994, President Bill Clinton writes to film director Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997) thanking him for "your letter . . . and the wonderful picture of you on the set with [Gary] Cooper and [Grace] Kelly were wonderful gifts. I was elated to receive them and hope someday to thank you in person." The picture the president mentions was from the set of one of his favorite movies, Zinnemann's classic Western, High Noon, starring Cooper and Kelly.

    The picture was likely sent to Clinton after Zinnemann received another letter from the president one year earlier, this one a one page typed letter measuring 7" x 10.5", also sent on White House letterhead, dated June 7, 1993. In this letter, the president congratulates Zinnemann on his eighty-sixth birthday and expresses appreciation for his films, "including my favorite movie High Noon. I have a deep admiration for your talent, creativity, and achievements. . . . Thank you for the innumerable hours of enjoyment your films have provided me and countless other moviegoers."

    With a 7.25" x 6" Christmas card bearing printed signatures of the president and first lady.

    Condition: All three items are in fine condition.


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