President John F. Kennedy Signed Appointment for “Camelot” Playwright Alan Jay Lerner

This is very unique and special John F. Kennedy signed Presidential appointment for the playwright Alan Jay Lerner to become “a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (National Cultural Center).” Lerner notably penned the musical “Camelot,” for which the Kennedy legacy would be named. The 22.75 X 19 document is partly printed by hand and bears the impressive 3.75 Presidential Seal. Dated November 14, 1961 the document is counter signed by Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and boldly signed “By the President,” John F. Kennedy in black fountain pen, thus highlighting the eternal association between the Kennedy years in the White House and “Camelot.” JFK was not only a classmate of Lerner’s in prep school and in college, but Kennedy also shared a great affinity for the music from Camelot. It wasn't until after Kennedy’s death that his administration would acquire its iconic nickname, "Camelot," taken from a Life magazine interview in which his widow Jackie mentioned some lines from the musical. Since then, the title “Camelot,” is frequently invoked to describe the idealism, romance and tragedy of the Kennedy years. Kennedy’s appointment of Lerner has created one of the most interesting, unique and significant Kennedy signed documents extant. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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President John F. Kennedy Signed Appointment for “Camelot” Playwright Alan Jay Lerner

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