John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960. Famous actor Peter Lawford was his brother-in-law and helped JFK campaign. Lawford was also a member of Hollywood's "Rat Pack" and a friend of Frank Sinatra. Big Frank and a slew of celebrities got together for a 7/10/60 television special titled "Special Gala to Support Kennedy Campaign". Among the "A-List" celebs appearing in this program, were Edward G. Robinson, Nat King Cole, Hope Lange and Janet Leigh, who have all contributed autographs to this actor/entertainer/sports figure multi-signed baseball lot of (2). Other signers include Fabian Forte, who rose to prominence in the late-1950s and Jeff Chandler who died from "malpractice" surgical complications in 1961. The day after the Kennedy Gala aired, the Democratic National Convention commenced at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on 7/11/60. Following the science of the "Duck Theory", we can only conclude the offered baseballs were signed by participants and attendees of the 1960 JFK Gala TV special. Each ball comes with an individual full photo LOA from JSA.
Ball 1: Signed by (13), this walnut-toned ONL/Giles ball is shellacked, however the factory stampings are still discernible and the autographs project average ("7-8") strength. The signers are: sweet spot: undetermined; north panel: Jeff Chandler (d.1961), Sophie Tucker (d.1966), Hope Lange (d.2003); south panel: Pat Boone, James Garner (d.2014); east panel: Fabian Forte, James Darren, Chuck Connors (d.1992), Scatman Crothers (d.1986, rare hand printed version); west panel: Dennis Weaver (d.2006), Nat King Cole (d.1965), Ty Hardin (d.2017).
Ball 2: Signed by (9), this ONL/Giles ball shows uneven toning with worn but discernible factory stampings. The autographs remain fairly bold, with a strength average of ("6-7"). The signers are: sweet spot: Edward G. Robinson (d.1973); north panel: Paul Picerni (d.2011), Peter Brown (d.2016); south panel: Janet Leigh (d.2004) and (1) undetermined; east panel: "Crazylegs" Hirsch (d.2004), James Garner (d.2014) and (1) undetermined; west panel: none; reverse sweet spot: Walter O'Malley (d.1979).