loading..

GEORGE JESSEL - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1950 - HFSID 264600

GEORGE JESSEL Photograph Signed: "To John/From/His Pal/Georgie/Jessel/50". B/w, 7½x9½. George Jessel (1898-1981) appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway before his popular late 1940's radio show, That's My Kid

Sale Price $288.00

Reg. $320.00

Condition: fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

GEORGE JESSEL
Photograph Signed: "To John/From/His Pal/Georgie/Jessel/50". B/w, 7½x9½. George Jessel (1898-1981) appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway before his popular late 1940's radio show, That's My Kid. He had made some silents for Warner Brothers and starred on Broadway in The Jazz Singer. When he wanted more money than what Warner Brothers had offered for the movie role, he turned it down and the part eventually went to Al Jolson. He always called this the biggest professional mistake he ever made. Jessel's theme song, "My Mother's Eyes", was introduced in his first sound film, Lucky Boy (1929). Because of his frequent role as master of ceremonies at various entertainment and political gatherings, his sobriquet was "Toastmaster General of the United States". When he introduced a new singing act called the "Gumm Sisters", it brought a laugh from the audience who thought they were a comedy act. So Jessel suggested the name "Garland" to the Gumm Sisters. They became the Garland Sisters and Frances Gumm became Judy Garland. George Jessel was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1970 Academy Awards. Fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response