FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HANDWRITTEN LETTER ON POSTCARD SIGNED TWICE TO HARRY BOYLE PROPERTY MANAGER OF THE. In spring, 1929, when the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa finally opened, it was taken for granted that, without air conditioning, it would close during the 100+ degree-days of the Arizona summer. Then, at the start of the fall/winter season, November 10, 1929, the stock market crashed. Many of the affluent clients intended as hotel guests were now financially strapped. As a result, the Biltmore encountered financial difficulties. Owner Wrigley was one of the fortunate ones not wiped out by the crash. He hired Harry Boyle as property manager, a capable executive who kept this position until 1953. Boyle made sure that dinners were always quite formal. A top golf pro was also added to the staff, to serve on the Biltmore’s top notch golf course. Each year, the number of celebrities using the hotel, including top entertainment stars and political figures, grew. These included Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, President Harry Truman, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Before Ronald Reagan became President, he spent his honeymoon with bride Nancy Davis at Biltmore. In the late 1980s, guests witnessed the trio of Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. And Liza Minnelli rehearsing for their national concert tour. The item “FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HANDWRITTEN LETTER ON POSTCARD SIGNED TWICE TO HARRY BOYLE” is in sale since Wednesday, January 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “rachelejulian” and is located in Tinley Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Autograph Authentication: TODD MUELLER
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT