DOLLY HARMER - AUTOGRAPH 1947 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGIE WOOD - HFSID 142091
Sale Price $234.00
DOLLY HARMER and GEORGIE WOOD
Extremely rare signature from the music hall performing duo, with Wood dating his signature for 1947
Signature: "Dolly Harmer", "Georgie Wood/1947", in blue ink, 3¾x3. English music hall star "Wee" GEORGIE WOOD (1894-1979) stood 4'9", went on stage as a child and performed all his life in the role of a child. The Beatles mention Wood on their album Let It Be (1970). After an improvised passage, John Lennon says in a falsetto voice: "That was 'Can You Dig It?', by Georgie Wood." His comedic partner and "stage mother", DOLLY HARMER (1867-1956) performed with Wood for over thirty five years, travelling across the world to with their shows. Their first role together was in a play titled The Dummy in 1917, and they would become a popular sight on the music hall venue, but even more popular when they performed for troops. Harmer was a favorite among the soldiers, and earned the nickname "The Mother of the Forces". One of their most popular sketches, The Black Hand Gang, was turned into a film in 1930. Heavily toned. Irregular left and bottom edge. Stains across top margin. Slightly soiled. Crease on left margin. Adhesive residue and paper remnants on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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