BILLY BISHOP - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 279911
Sale Price $180.00
B/w Maurice Seymour publicity photograph of big band leader Billy Bishop leaning on a piano, signed "With best wishes"
Inscribed photograph signed "With best/wishes to Frank/Billy Bishop" in blue ink.B/w, 8x10 overall, 7¼x8¾ image, one surface. Photo by Maurice Seymour and General Artists Corporation. Captioned: "BILLY BISHOP/and his/'Music from Mayfair'". Bishop organized his own swing band in Toronto, Canada in 1931 after playing piano in the Bissett-McLean Orchestra. His band, Billy Bishop and His Music from Mayfair, played in Great Britain from 1933 to 1939, marrying his vocalist Alice Mann in 1937, before traveling back to the United States and basing his band out of Chicago. Big bands were dying out in the 1950s, so he hung up his bandleader's baton in 1953 and became a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch in Beverly Hills, California. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Lightly scratched on image (not visible head-on). Otherwise in fine condition.
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