EUBIE BLAKE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT ON FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 343601
Sale Price $126.00
The Broadway performer and writer signs this First Day Cover honoring George Gershwin
Autograph sentiment on First Day Cover signed: "From/Eubie Blake" in black felt. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring George Gershwin, postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 28, 1973. 8c stamp affixed. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. The son of former slaves, Eubie Blake (1883-1983, born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland) met musician Noble Sissle in 1915. Together they helped create the Broadway show Shuffle Along, whose cast included Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson. Many of Blake's most famous songs came from Shuffle Along, including I'm Just Wild about Harry and Love Will Find a Way. Blake was a frequent guest on Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Performing at concerts until he was 99, Blake died five days after his 100th birthday. Toned. Corners rounded. Lightly creased throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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