* FORD, Gerald (1913-2006). Autograph letter signed ("Jerry Ford"), to Pearl [Bailey]. N.p., 27 July 1980.
1 page, 8vo, on personal stationery bearing the Presidential seal, diagonal crease lower right corner. Ford writes to American actress and singer Pearl Bailey: "Congratulations on your new knee. From my experience you will be dancing fancier than ever. Mine turned out 100% so I have no more alibis on the golf course." Bailey, well known playing the lead in the musical "Hello, Dolly," supported Ford in the 1976 election, voiced her support in a commercial for Ford during the election.
Estimate $ 400-600
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California