EDDIE PEABODY - INSCRIBED POEM SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: PEGGY BERNIER - HFSID 225648
Sale Price $198.00
EDDIE PEABODY and PEGGY BERNIER
The two musicians and vaudeville stars write short poems for two fans, sign names in black ink
Inscribed poem signed: "Eddie Peabody" and (on verso) "Peggy (Bernier)" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 6x4. Peabody's poem on frontin full: "To Dick and Edith Barston -/ Two very clever dancers/ With very lovely manners,/ Who pleased the Granada -/ Auditions very much -/ Smilingly". Post script: "For no reason at all". Bernier's poem on versoin full: "To Dick and Edith:/ What shall I write?/ What shall it be?/ Two little words -/ "Remember me"". EDDIE PEABODY (1902-1970) was an American banjo player, instrument developer and musical entertainer whose careers spanned over five decades, best known as the most famous plectrum banjoist of his era. His most productive era was in post-WWI vaudeville, and after signing with the Columbia Company he became a household name, and was even nicknamed the "King of the Banjo". During WWII he was named a morale officer with the rank of Lt. Commander, performing shows for servicemen in Chicago, Illinois. His television appearances include Banjoland (1928), The Milton Berle Show (1950) and Eddie Peabody and Sonny Burke's Orchestra (1951) and his film appearances include The Lemon Drop Kid (1934), Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935) and Rainbow's End (1938). PEGGY BERNIER (1907-2001)was a chorus girl before being discovered by orchestra leader Paul Ash the "Maker of Radio and Stage Stars", doing an Al Jolson impression while working as a waitress in Chicago. She would perform comedic and musical routines throughout the country, as well as worked as a professional actress: her Broadway credits include Big Boy (1925) and You Said It (1931) and she appeared in films such as One on the Aisle (1930) and Rebellious Daughters (1938). Towards the end of her career she toured with banjoist Eddie Peabody in an exciting jazz divertissement called Piano Mania. Toned. Creased throughout. Soiled. Edges slightly frayed. Blue ink banjo drawing in left margin in unknown hand. Water damage throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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