24 YEAR OLD JACKIE GLEASON HANDWRITES BILLBOARD MAGAZINE A LETTER ABOUT AN OUTSTANDING BILL THAT IS OVERDUE BECAUSE WARNER BROTHERS IS WITHHOLDING HIS PAY UNTIL THE LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY HIS MANAGER IS SETTLED. John Herbert Gleason (1916-87) Extremely Rare Handwritten Letter Signed , “Respectfully Yours, Jackie Gleason”, dated in another hand 12/16/41. 6.5 x 10.25, 1 pg. Los Angeles, by the American actor, comedian, writer, composer and conductor. Developing a style and characters from growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason worked his way up to a job at New York’s Club 18, where insulting its patrons was the order of the day. It was here that Jack L. By age 24, Gleason was appearing in movies for Warner Brothers. Gleason in such films as Navy Blues. (1941) with Ann Sheridan and Martha Raye and All Through the Night (1941) with Humphrey Bogart. In full : Dear Sir, I wish to answer your letter sent to me in regard to a bill I owe Billboard. Has been more than fair. However because of a lawsuit brought against me by my manager my salary is being held up by Warners, the company I work for. So until this matter is settled I will be unable to take care of my obligations. You may investigate this situation if you wish. Please let me hear from you. This extremely rare JSA Authenticated handwritten letter by Gleason is in fine condition, with age toning, one staple hold and small stain upper left, and the usual letter folds. Jackie Gleason was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy, exemplified by his city bus driver Ralph Kramden character in the television series The Honeymooners. He also developed The Jackie Gleason Show. Which maintained high ratings from the mid-1950s through 1970. After originating in New York City, filming moved to Miami Beach. Florida in 1964 after Gleason took up permanent residence there. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in 1961’s The Hustler (co-starring with Paul Newman), and Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series from 1977 into the early 1980s (co-starring Burt Reynolds). This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork , without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “JACKIE GLEASON HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, WARNER BROTHERS 1941, JSA AUTHENTICATE” is in sale since Friday, July 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: JACKIE GLEASON
- Autograph Authentication: JSA