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Portrait of Allen Drury (Signed by Drury)

Although Allen Drury always maintained that the characters were fictional, he drew inspiration from the heightened emotions and hard line politics that characterized the early Cold War era. Advise and Consent, published in 1959, won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1960.

    Portrait of Allen Drury (Signed by Drury)

Mr. & Mrs. Otto Preminger
”I drew this after the filming of the President's banquet scene. I thought it was a nice view of Mr. Preminger relaxing with his wife. By the way, he had a wonderful head for drawing.” –Lily Spandorf
    Mr. & Mrs. Otto Preminger

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