CHARLES "CHUCK, CHARLEY" GENDUSO - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 315415
CHUCK GENDUSO Vintage candid 3½x5½ photo of the big band trumpeter, posed on a city sidewalk lined with late 1940s automobiles, acquired from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Francis/Best of luck/Charlie Genduso/Trumpet The Dorsey Band". B/w, 4¾x7.
Sale Price $180.00
Vintage candid 3½x5½ photo of the big band trumpeter, posed on a city sidewalk lined with late 1940s automobiles, acquired from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Francis/Best of luck/Charlie Genduso/Trumpet The Dorsey Band". B/w, 4¾x7. Candid photo. Chuck Genduso (1921-2010) was a well-known trumpet with the big bands of Tony Pastor, Harry James and others from the early 1940s. With James, he performed in big West Coast venues like the Palladium and the Brown Derby, and appeared in some Paramount films. He left James to recover from a bout with polio, and then joined Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra in the 1950s. After joining his last big band, Ray McKinley's, he also worked for the NBC Studio Orchestra, and all the major Broadway theatres. Having performed with Bob Hope, Perry Como, Tony Bennett and many others, he remained active in the Long Island area until shortly before his death. This photograph is from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane, Hawaii natives who moved to California in the 1920's. Francis Zane had a job at the historic Curran Theater and the San Francisco Opera House, which is where he began his massive collection, with photographs and materials ranging from the 1920's to 1960's. The location and luck of his occupation would land him smack dab in the middle of the celebrity world, allowing him to capture some of the most unique and interesting pieces of Hollywood history. Lightly bowed. Corners lightly worn and creased. Slightly soiled along right edge. Lightly toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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