The fight for conservatism must go on...we are being led to financial ruin....
Adolphe Jean Menjou (1890-1963) Typed Letter Signed, "Adolphe Menjou", 7.25 x 10.25, on his Beverly Hills, California letterhead, February 11th, 1963 (just a few month before his death), by the American actor whose career spanned both silent films and talkies. He was nominated for an Academy Award for The Front Page in 1931. Menjou was a staunch Republican who equated the Democratic Party with socialism. In the 1944 presidential election he joined other celebrity Republicans at a rally in the Los Angeles Coliseum, organized by studio executive David O. Selznick, to support the Dewey-Bricker ticket and Governor Earl Warren of California, who would be Dewey's running mate in 1948. The gathering drew 93,000, with Cecil B. DeMille as the master of ceremonies and short speeches by Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney. Despite the rally's large turnout, most Hollywood celebrities who took public positions supported the Roosevelt-Truman ticket. His politics are showing strongly in this letter. In part: "...I do not believe that I will be free in April...The fight for conservatism must go on. The new 320 Billion debt ceiling is enough to curdle the blood of any sane person. We are being led to financial ruin and few seem to care. The dollar gets smaller and smaller...." Comes with the original mailing envelope, postmarked Beverly Hills, Calif. Both items are in fine condition.