HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here


The younger half of the O'Gorman Brothers duo pens his name in black ink
Signature: "Dave O'Gorman", in black ink, 5¼x4¼. A collector note has dated the signature circa 1945. Joe O'Gorman (1890-1974) and DAVE O'GORMAN (1894-1964) were the sons of Joe O'Gorman (1863-1937), a music hall star from the 1890's, performing with Joe Tennyson as "The Two Irish Gentlemen", perhaps the first team to use the now classic pattern of "comic and straight man". The senior O'Gorman continued with a solo career after 1902, and led the Music Hall War (strike) of 1907. Although the strike led to better pay for variety performers, it seriously hindered O'Gorman's career; he found bookings difficult to obtain thereafter. That same year, however, his sons launched with great success their own act, The O'Gorman Brothers, modeled on their father's, a similar mix of comedy, song and dance to which - in their younger years - they added acrobatics. The brothers were born and raised in England, although they carried forward some of their dad's Irish themes. They were an immediate success, touring the Continent and performing in Berlin, Vienna and Budapest on the eve of World War I. Through the interwar years they starred in variety shows titled Round the Town and Finnegan's Follies, and tirelessly entertained troops during World War II. In 1946, they starred in a Royal Variety Show, and in 1948 took over the leads in the London production Hellzapoppin'. Toned. Right edge slightly frayed. Stain over 'D' in 'Dave'. Slight creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
  Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 10/28/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $90.00 (USD)
Special 20% Off Price:   $72.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: Circa 1894 in London, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 19, 1964 in Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Film Credits
1957 Revels of 1957 (in person), 1955 This Is Music Hall (in person), 1936 Variety Parade (Performer), 1936 Variety Parade (in person)

<< Previous Page


[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.