LOUIS, JOE FUNERAL MENU SIGNED BY ALI, FRAZIER, SPINKS & WALCOTT (1981)

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Joe Louis died of cardiac arrest in Desert Springs Hospital near Las Vegas on April 12, 1981, just hours after his last public appearance viewing the Larry Holmes–Trevor Berbick Heavyweight Championship. Ronald Reagan waived the eligibility rules for burial at Arlington National Cemetery and Louis was buried there with full military honors on April 21, 1981. His funeral was paid for in part by former competitor and friend, Max Schmeling, who also acted as a pallbearer. Offered here is a menu from the Palm Restaurant in Washington, D.C. which was used for the funeral. It has been signed by Muhammad Ali, Michael Spinks, Jersey Joe Walcott and Joe Frazier who all attended the funeral.
This is an original 4 page menu. Signed inside by Ali (who added his signature 5 years later), Walcott, Frazier and Spinks. Tight binding. Crease in lower left corner. Minor soiling. Bold signatures. Minor edge wear. 7" x 8 1/4." Comes with a photograph showing the Louis funeral with Ali, Frazier, Spinks, Leonard and others in attendance.

Size: 7 x 8 1/4

Condition: very good