BOB (GEORGE ROBERT) CROSBY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1952 CO-SIGNED BY: PAUL COATES, AL PETKER, MACDONALD CAREY - HFSID 34029
BOB CROSBY CO-SIGNED BY: PAUL COATES, AL PETKER, MACDONALD CAREY Crosby signs a note on the front of a white sheet of paper and the other three signers write a short note on verso, all written to a George Autograph Note signed:
Sale Price $288.00
BOB CROSBY CO-SIGNED BY: PAUL COATES, AL PETKER, MACDONALD CAREY
Crosby signs a note on the front of a white sheet of paper and the other three signers write a short note on verso, all written to a George
Autograph Note signed: "George-/Thanks for/many favors/Bob Crosby/Feb-1952" on front, and "To George/in memory of/all those soap operas-/Best wishes/Macdonald Carey", "To George/in memory of/what soap operas?/Paul Coates" and "To George/thanks a million/Al Petker",on verso, all signed in blue ink, 7¾x10. A newspaper photograph of each signer is affixed next to their signature (two surfaces). Robert "Bob" Crosby (1913-1993), the youngest sibling of actor/crooner Bing Crosby, began his career as a singer before fronting The Bob Crosby Orchestra and his "band within a band", The Bobcats, who were known for their Dixieland stylings. Crosby and his orchestra had four No. 1 hits, "In a Little Gypsy Tearoom" (1935), "Whispers in the Dark" (1937), "Day In, Day Out" (1939) and "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", recorded at Bing's first session with his brother's orchestra in 1938. In addition to recording and touring, Crosby also had his own 15-minute radio show, Club 15 (1946-1952), and a half-hour daytime TV series, The Bob Crosby Show (1953-1955), and he appeared in a number of feature films from 1936 (Collegiate) to 1959 (The Five Pennies) and made guest appearances (often as himself) on several TV shows, including The Jack Benny Program (1952, 1953, 1956 and 1959). Crosby and his popular orchestra continued to tour into the 1980s. Paul Coates (1921-1968) was an American newspaper and television interviewer. He began his career as a columnist for the Los Angeles Mirror. He also made frequent appearances on The Tonight Show. Macdonald Carey (1913-1994) made his film debut in 1942, and gave one of his most memorable performances a year later in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). His other feature films include Wake Island (1942), Streets of Laredo (1949), The Great Gatsby (1949), John Paul Jones (1959), Tammy and the Doctor (1963) and American Gigolo (1979). Carey, who made his television debut in 1950, appeared in a number of early anthologies, starred in several TV series, miniseries (including 1977's Roots) and made-for-TV movies and made guest appearances on shows through 1987 (Murder, She Wrote). His best known television role, however, was as Dr. Tom Horton, chief of internal medicine at University Hospital, on the long-running NBC daytime soap, Days of Our Lives (1965 until his death). Carey's voice can still be heard on the soap's intro. At the time of this writing no information can be found on Al Petker. Lightly frayed at right edge. Ink from signatures shows through on both sides. Lightly toned. Ink note (unknown hand) on bottom right verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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