Lot 279: Exceptional matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of King with Lawrence Spivak on the set of Meet the Press circa August 1967, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint to the show's producer and creator, "To Lawrence Spivak, With Great Respect and Admiration, Martin Luther King, Jr." In fine condition. Ex. Jerome Shochet.
King appeared on the influential NBC program five times between 1960 and 1967, where he discussed a multitude of the pressing civil rights issues of the times, including student sit-ins, the march on Washington, Selma, and the Vietnam War. Spivak later said that King was the most impressive guest he ever had on the show. Signed photographs of King are extremely scarce, and with it's outstanding connection to one of the most popular news programs in American history, this is an exceptionally desirable example.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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