TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JOHN V. LINDSAY as MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY, thanking Manhattan City Center Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE.


- Approximately 50 words typed on 8-1/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide "The City of New York / Office of the Mayor" stationery with the City's seal embossed in gilt at the top. "Just a brief 'thank you' for your great contribution to City Center's 30th Anniversary Fanfare Gala...." Signed "John". Folded twice for mailing. Fine, with the original mailing envelope.

John Vliet Lindsay [1921-2000] was an American politician, lawyer and broadcaster. He was a U.S. Congressman from New York from 1959 to 1965 and Mayor of New York City from 1966-1973. In 1971 he switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party to launch an unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Presidential nomination.

The recipient, Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Carey Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jos Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.

Title: TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JOHN V. LINDSAY as MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY, thanking Manhattan City Center Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE.

Author Name: Lindsay, John V. (1921-2000). U.S. Congressman (1959-1965) and Mayor of New York City (1966-1973).

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: New York, November 1. 1973.: 1973.

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36873

Keywords: AMERICANA; TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOHN V. LINDSAY; TLS; T.L.S.; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY; JEAN DALRYMPLE; CITY CENTER PRODUCER; 20TH CENTURY; TWENTIETH CENTURY.