BOBBY DARIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 202413
BOBBY DARIN At the offices of Star Time Television, Darin leaves a letter for the love of his life, Connie Francis, signing, "I love you and miss you" Autograph letter signed: "Bobby", 1p, 8½x7¼. Star Time Television Studios Inter-Office Communication, no date. To singer Connie Francis.
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At the offices of Star Time Television, Darin leaves a letter for the love of his life, Connie Francis, signing, "I love you and miss you"
Autograph letter signed: "Bobby", 1p, 8½x7¼. Star Time Television Studios Inter-Office Communication, no date. To singer Connie Francis. In full: "Joe says he has no 78s & no copies left of your biog. He also says (jokingly) that he assumes you will remember where you were born etc. I love you & miss you." Bobby (Walden Robert Cassotto) and Connie (Concetta Franconero), who met in January 1956, were in love but never married. Connie Francis recorded "My First Real Love", a song written by Bobby Darin and Don Kirshner. Darin and his group, The Jaybirds, sang the background vocals. From her autobiography, Who's Sorry Now: "Bobby Darin was different--dynamic, versatile, chock full of energy, with a fierce determination I had never seen before. I learned to adore him for all the reasons I always would-his respect for the little guy, his sense of fairness, his intellect, candor, and self-confidence, his brashness, toughness and sweet tenderness-all the contrasts that made him so fascinating." Bobby Darin (1936-1973), born Robert Walden Cassotto, emerged as a nightclub and recording star in the late 1950s. Beginning with "Splish Splash" (1958), Darin had a string of hits, including "Dream Lover" (1959) and "Mack the Knife" (1960), which sold two million copies and for which he won two Grammy Awards (Record of the Year and the first Grammy for New Artist). Beginning in 1960, Darin would make the first of his 13 film appearances in Come September, where he met actress Sandra Dee, his wife from 1960-1967. Darin was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1963 for his portrayal of Corporal Jim Tompkins, a shell-shocked GI, in Captain Newman, M.D. (the title character was played by Gregory Peck). Darin, who died at age 37 in 1973 following surgery to repair two malfunctioning heart valves implanted two years earlier, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999. He was further immortalized in the 2004 biopic, Beyond the Sea (the title of his 1960 hit), starring life-long Darin fan Kevin Spacey. Connie Francis wrote that she always loved Bobby Darin "until the day he died and beyond". Pencil notes on verso and at top right corner (unknown hand). Creased. Vertical fold through blank area between letters in signature. Fine condition.
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