CAROL BRUCE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 12/25/1955 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE MARION JR., GYPSY MARKOFF, GEORGE RUBENSTEIN - HFSID 24806
CAROL BRUCE, GEORGE MARION JR., GYPSY MARKOFF, and GEORGE RUBENSTEIN Signatures from radio and film greats on various dates Autograph Note signed: "Dec. 25, 1955/To Hildy-/Many happy 'Umlaüts'/to you, Always/Carol Bruce". 9½x4¾ sheet.
Sale Price $238.00
CAROL BRUCE, GEORGE MARION JR., GYPSY MARKOFF, and GEORGE RUBENSTEIN Signatures from radio and film greats on various dates Autograph Note signed: "Dec. 25, 1955/To Hildy-/Many happy 'Umlaüts'/to you, Always/Carol Bruce". 9½x4¾ sheet. Also signed on verso: "George Marion Jr.", "Gypsy Markoff", "Mr & Mrs George Rubenstein/Las Vegas Flamingo Jan 5-56" and one unidentified signature. A former saleswoman, model and nightclub singer, who debuted on Broadway in Irving Berlin's musical Louisiana Purchase (1939), Before she debuted on Broadway in Irving Berlin's musical Louisiana Purchase (1939), Carol Bruce (1919-2007) was a frequent radio and night club singer in the 1940s. Although she appeared in several films over the course of her decades-long career, Bruce preferred live performances. Her movies include American Gigolo (1980) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). She had recurring guest roles on the television shows Knots Landing (1979-1993) and WKRP in Cincinnati (1979-1982). George Marion Jr. (1899-1968) began his entertainment career writing subtitles for silent films starring Valentino, Clara Bow and others. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the subtitles of Oh, Kay (1927-1928). With the arrival of talkies he became a scriptwriter, contributing to (Love Me Tonight (1932); The Gay Divorcee (1934). In the 1940s he wrote scripts and lyrics for Broadway musicals (Too Many Girls, 1943-1944). GYPSY MARKOFF (1917-1995) was an accordionist with a mainly classical repertoire. She performed for King Farouk of Egypt, King Gustav of Sweden, and President Franklin Roosevelt. In 1943, Markoff was among the passengers on a USO plane flight which crashed into the Tagus River in Portugal. She required 17 operations and was left with two paralyzed fingers, but made a dramatic comeback in a Manhattan Town Hall concert in 1945. George Rubenstein was a baritone signer who performed around the country. No further information is available on the Rubensteins. Unevenly toned. Top of an additional line of writing is visible at bottom of each side. One unidentified signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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