This is the rare program from one of the iconic events of the Kennedy era. The four page program from the birthday celebration at new York's Madison Square Garden to celebrate the birthday of John F. Kennedy. The event was held May 19, 1962 and features a star-studded gala and fundraiser for the Democratic Party.
During the program Marilyn Monroe sang her now infamous rendition of Happy Birthday to the President. Monroe died just a few months later, making this one of her last performances.
The event included such famous personalities as Jack Benny, Ella Fitzgerald, Danny Kaye, Henry Fonda, Maria Callas, Peggy Lee, Peter Lawford and., of course John Fitzgerald Kennedy and many more.
Other programs have sold for considerably more at auction. Recently sold for $3,750 at auction.