CHARLES SHADWELL - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ROBERT MCDERMOTT, DORIS ARNOLD - HFSID 345262
Sale Price $234.00
CHARLES SHADWELL CO-SIGNED WITH DORIS ARNOLD AND ROBERT MCDERMOTT
Paper signed in black ink by three BBC performers known for their music and acting performances throughout the 1940s
Signature(s) Co-signed by: “Charles Shadwell”, “Robert McDermott”, and “Doris Arnold” (on verso). 6¼x5¼. English conductor Charles Shadwell (1898-1979) founded the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, and conducted the BBC Variety Orchestra for over 30 years (1936-1967). The BBC Variety Orchestra performed swing and pop music, including many of Shadwell's own arrangements. His four daughters all went into show business. He can be seen with daughter Joan Winters in the film Variety Jubilee (1943). Doris Arnold(1929-1969) was a notable BBC Radio producer and pianist, becoming one of the first female disc jockies in the United Kingdom. She went on to arrange music for and appear in television productions, including The White Coons Concert Party (1937) and The Kentucky Minstrels (1948). Robert McDermott(1908-1964) was a jack-of-all-trades showman and producer who held various positions as an employee of the BBC. He appeared in several films as an actor, including Play the Game (1947) and Night and Day (1945). He served as a BBC executive and creative designer for many years across mediums including radio and the television screen. Unknown signature on verso. Worn edges. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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