"For Peter - who helped make this picture possible"John F. Kennedy Inscribed Photograph Signed to Peter Lawford. One page, 14.75" x 17.5" (sight), Washington, n. d. [circa 1961]. President Kennedy is seen sitting behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office in this chest up, color portrait. Below the photograph, on the matting, Kennedy has inscribed the photograph to his brother-in-law, British actor Peter Lawford: "For Peter - who helped make this picture possible. with all the best - Jack -"
Lawford (1923-1984), lovingly called "Brother-in-Lawford" by JFK, married Kennedy's younger sister, Patricia, in 1954. He became an American citizen in April, 1960, just in time to vote for Kennedy during the 1960 presidential election. Through his influence as a member of the Rat Pack, fellow "board members" Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop backed Kennedy for president, thereby increasing Kennedy's popularity and appeal by giving him a bit of Hollywood's glamour.
Light toning to the matting, else fine.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)