TLS: RICHARD NIXON [Checkers Speech] Thanking the Man Who Helped Save His Political Career

By: Richard Nixon

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Typed letter, signed Dick Nixon . 5 x7 on U.S. Senate stationery, dated October 9 1952. ##### Responding to a burgeoning scandal about his personal finances, 1952 vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon went on national television to deliver his Checkers speech, one of the most famous speeches in American political history. Nixon s innovative use of television to make an emotional defense of his personal integrity, complete with maudlin references to his wife s respectable Republican cloth coat and his childrens cocker spaniel Checkers literally saved his career overnight. ##### With this brief typed note, personally signed, Nixon thanks Irving Lambrecht, Director/Floor Manager, KNBH-TV Los Angeles who staged the local broadcast and provided the network feed to sixty NBC television and radio stations throughout the USA. Dear Mr Lambrecht / This Is just a note to tell you how much Pat and I appreciated your assistance in the September 23 telecast and radio broadcast. / You really did a fine job, for which we shall always be grateful. / With all good wishes, / Sincerely, Richard Nixon [/s Dick Nixon ]. ##### Provenance: from the estate of Irving Lambrecht. ##### Irving Lambrecht (1922-1985) served in European theater in WWII, rising to rank of Captain and earning a Bronze Star. After the war, he moved to Southern California to take up acting/directing. He performed in several productions for the Pasadena Playhouse before taking up a directorial career for NBC s Los Angeles affiliate stations. He worked on early television programs such as Ladies Choice, Thanks a Million, The Ralph Edwards Show, and Days of Our Lives. He also staged special productions such as the 25th annual Academy Awards program, and this famous network feed that broadcast Richard Nixon s Checkers speech to audiences throughout the USA. The letter here is gently mounted on a page from Lambrecht s personal scrapbook, along with the original mailing envelope, a selfie photograph, a photograph of Nixon and family, and a holographic notation For the Checkers Speech.

Title: TLS: RICHARD NIXON [Checkers Speech] Thanking the Man Who Helped Save His Political Career

Author Name: Richard Nixon

Created: 1952

Location Published: 1952

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Autograph

Categories: Politics & Government, Autographs, U.S. Presidents

Seller ID: k200224x

Keywords: autograph, autographs, elections, government, politics, presidents