(THORPE, Jim). THORPE, Grace and ALLER, Robert
My Father, Jim Thorpe
(n.p.), (n.p.), 1979. A treatment script for an unproduced television film about Thorpe, co-written by Thorpe's daughter, Grace. Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the U.S. at the Olympics (in 1912). Thorpe won gold for both the pentathlon and decathlon -- being acclaimed for those wins as "the greatest athlete in the world." He was stripped of the medals when it was learned that he had briefly played semi-professional baseball in the years prior; the medals were reinstated posthumously. Following his Olympic career, Thorpe played six seasons of professional baseball and six seasons of pro football. 19 pages, rectos only; comb-bound with acetate cover. Near fine. [#035021] $250
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