Gibbons, Floyd

Noted war correspondent & radio news commentator, signed at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle

Price: $15.00

Description:
(1887-1939) One of radio's 1st news reporter/commentators, got into newspaper business reporting for the Chicago Tribune. A quintessential foreign correspondent, he became legendary for reporting on the 1916 Mexican border war. He became the news when he wrote about the German sinking of the Cunard liner Laconia on which he was a passenger, filing his story via telegraph within 30 minutes of arriving in Liverpool after being rescued. During WW I battle of Belleau Wood, lost an eye after being struck by machine gun fire attempting to rescue a US Marine, and the white patch which covered his damaged eye became a trademark. In 1929, Gibbons began radio with daily 15-minute news summaries for The Literary Digest and continued to write a newspaper column. He covered Italyís invasion of Ethiopia and Japanís invasions of Manchuria and China. In the late 20s and much of the 30s, his voice was heard on newsreels, his narrations including the AA-winning "With Byrd At the South Pole". In person signed 3 x 5 notepaper with three tiny binder holes at left side, Salt Lake City, April 7 1932. Collector has neatly typed identification, place and date where signature obtained.

Condition: Very good, 2 trivial mount remnants at sides
Type:Signature






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