AL JOLSON - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLES W. MAYO, DANIEL C. GAINEY - HFSID 26863
AL JOLSON, CHARLES W. MAYO, DANIEL C. GAINEY A guest roster for the cabaret entertainer Hildegarde, signed by entertainer Al Jolson, surgeon Charles W. Mayo, and Josten's CEO Daniel C. Gainey. Extremely rare! Autograph quotation signed: "Mr. A Jolson "It can be arranged"", "Mr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Gainey - Owatonna, Minn.
Sale Price $450.00
AL JOLSON, CHARLES W. MAYO, DANIEL C. GAINEY
A guest roster for the cabaret entertainer Hildegarde, signed by entertainer Al Jolson, surgeon Charles W. Mayo, and Josten's CEO Daniel C. Gainey. Extremely rare!
Autograph quotation signed: "Mr. A Jolson "It can be arranged"", "Mr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Gainey - Owatonna, Minn.", "Charles W. May Mayo Clinic Rochester Minn.", and 6 unknown signatures 9¾x4. Former synagogue singer and successful black-faced café and vaudeville entertainer AL JOLSON (1886-1950, born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Russia, now Lithuania), starred in the first talking picture, Warner Brothers' The Jazz Singer, in 1927. He also starred in Swanee River (1940), appeared as himself in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) and did the voice over for The Jolson Story (1946). The son of Dr. Charles H. Mayo, CHARLES W. MAYO (1898-1968) was a skilled surgeon and member of the Board of Governors of the Mayo Clinic, Chairman of the Mayo Association and a member (Chairman, 1961-67) of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. Mayo: The Story of My Family and My Career, The Autobiography of Dr. Charles Mayo, was published by Doubleday & Company in 1968, the year of Mayo's death. Known for his Arabian horse breeding, DANIEL C. GAINEY (1897-1979) was a businessman and CEO of Josten's, beginning with the Josten's company in 1922 as the company's first ring salesman, foreshadowing their great success later with yearbooks and graduation rings. Under his direction, the company went from a small repair shop in Minnesota to a Fortune 500 Company by the 1960's. During his time as CEO of Josten's, Gainey began breeding Arabian horses, beginning with a colt gifted to him during the beginning of his employment with the company. Many of his horses would become prize winning show horses, and several descendants of his horses are still widely sought after for breeding. Heavily toned. Right edge creased, frayed, and notched. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn and creased. Irregularly cut. Otherwise, fine condition.
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