FAITH BALDWIN - AUTOGRAPH 1939 CO-SIGNED BY: RICHARD CROOKS - HFSID 161272
Sale Price $180.00
FAITH BALDWIN and RICHARD CROOKS
The author and American tenor sign and date their names in black ink
Signature(s): "Faith Baldwin/1939", "Richard Crooks/1939", 4¼x3. American author FAITH BALDWIN (1893-1978)wrote more than 85 books, including over 60 novels, mostly light fiction for female audiences. Her popularity peaked during the Depression, when many of her works appeared in serial and movie form. Many of her books remain in print today. American tenor RICHARD CROOKS (1900-1972) made his operatic debut in 1927 in Hamburg, Germany as Cavaradossi, the role in which he made his American debut in Philadelphia three years later. Crooks made his debut at the Metropolitan opera in 1933 and remained with the company for the next decade. He is best known, however, for his recordings of ballads and for his hundreds of radio broadcasts, especially as a regular on The Voice of Firestone (from 1932). It was on that program in 1945 that Crooks failed to hit a high note, and he retired on the spot. Fold in middle. Light stains throughout. Corners and edges lightly worn. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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