EDDY HOWARD - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CIRCA 1949 CO-SIGNED BY: DOROTHY A. AHRENS - HFSID 155460
Sale Price $288.00
EDDY HOWARD and DOROTHY AHRENS
Eddy Howard and Dorothy Ahrens sign an original art of Eddy Howard.
Original Art inscribed and signed: "To/Dot/One Swell Job/Sincerely/Eddy Howard" in pencil. Pencil sketch, 11x14 overall, oval image 8¾x6¾ (one surface). Also signed in pencil: "D.A. Ahrens/1949", by the artist, Dorothy Ahrens, to whom the portrait was inscribed. EDDY HOWARD was a popular bandleader, vocalist, composer and Mercury recording artist from the mid-1930s until mid-1950s, when rock and roll displaced him on the airwaves. After getting his start as a vocalist with the Ben Bernie, George Olsen and Dick Jurgens orchestras, Howard formed his own orchestra. His band played in a number of venues, including Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and the Palladium in Hollywood, and Howard wowed the crowds with his smooth, romantic renditions of the standards and some of his own tunes, including "My Last Goodbye", "Careless", "If I Knew Then", "A Million Dreams Ago", "Just For You" and "Now I Lay Me Down to Dream". He also had hit recordings with "To Each His Own", "My Adobe Hacienda" and "Ragtime Cowboy Joe". Later a popular fixture on the casino circuit, Howard died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1963. DOROTHY AHRENS sketched many popular musical talents of the 1940s, including Skitch Henderson, Ted Lewis and Kate Smith, then invited them to autograph her art. Slightly nicked at top and right edges. Slightly stained at blank right background, else fine condition.
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