Luce, Henry R.

ALS from the communications empire founder to the wife of Yale’s president

Price: $110.00

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(1898-1967) Born in China, the son of a Presbyterian missionary, at 15 attended Hotchkiss School and graduated from Yale in 1920. Joined Baltimore News in 1921 with Hotchkiss classmate Briton Hadden, both 23. They quit their jobs in 1922 and formed Time Inc, the 1st issue of TIME pub. March 3, 1923. Luce was business manager and Hadden editor-in-chief, they alternated year-to-year the titles of president and secretary-treasurer. On Hadden's 1929 death, Luce assumed Hadden's position. He launched business magazine Fortune Feb. 1930 and founded pictorial Life magazine 1936, House & Home 1952 and Sports Illustrated 1954. He also produced The March of Time for radio and cinema. By the mid 60s, Time Inc. was the world’s largest and most prestigious magazine publisher. Luce remained editor-in-chief of all his publications until 1964. He was an influential member of the Republican Party. Holding anti-communist sentiments, he was an instrumental figure behind the "China Lobby," steering US foreign policy and popular sentiment in favor of Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling. Luce penned a famous 1941 article in Life called "The American Century," which defined the role of American foreign policy for the remainder of the 20th century (and perhaps beyond). ALS on 11 x 7 ¼ personal "9 Rockefeller Plaza" letterhead, New York City, Tuesday (no date), to Mrs. Angell. Luce thanks her for her wonderful news about Dr. Angell which Luce is happy to hear and asks her to convey his best wishes. James R. Angell (1869-1949) President of Yale University (1921-37), after 1937 worked for NBC Radio as its 1st Educational Counselor.

Condition: Very good, parts of “H”,“R” and “L” in signature tad light from fountain pen skips, slight top left corner crease
Type:Letter






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