Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Jacqueline Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed "Jackie." Four pages, 6.5" x 8.5", on personal letterhead, Washington, n. d. [circa November 2, 1960]. Having just seen "Calling for Kennedy," a thirty minute program which aired on CBS on November 2, 1960, just days before the 1960 presidential election, Jackie writes to Fred Coe, a producer at CBS, thanking him for the experience, in part:

    "Just an incoherent note in these last frenzied days, to let you know the Calling for Kennedy program was FANTASTIC. It was so hard for me to judge, having just seen & done it in bits & pieces. But when I saw it . . . with 200 highly critical ladies of the press & Democratic faithful, I was really delighted . . . since then, more letters, telegrams & phone calls . . . usually every coffee hour program like that has been rather a dud . . . I want to thank you & Bo Goldman . . . for all the effort, time annoyance, everything it caused you. I am so inexpressibly grateful, because if it hadn't been for you & your team, it would have been a rather Checkers-type program that everyone could make fun of." Here she is making reference to the 1952 Nixon "Checkers speech." "I really think," she continues, "it was superb. Someone told me we had a million more people than watched the President. All I can say, after having done it & watched how you all suffer, always to meet an unmeetable deadline, I consider politics a quiet out-to-pasture sort of life compared to being in television!"

    Folds. Areas of minor staining at the edges of page four, otherwise the edges are toned slightly. Women around the country were called by other women and asked their concerns for the United States. The interviews were then aired on the program and presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed each of the concerns.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 262

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,012,799