GERRY WILMOT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1946 CO-SIGNED BY: BILL SMITH, FREDRICK H. GRISEWOOD - HFSID 46801
Sale Price $144.00
GERRY WILMOT, FREDERICK GRISEWOOD and BILL SMITH
All three sign an album leaf, which Wilmot also inscribes.
Autograph Note Signed: "To Eva -/Sincere good wishes -/Gerry Wilmot", "and/Bill Smith", 5¼x4¼ album leaf. Also signed on verso: "Frederick H. Grisewood". Canadian-born GERRY WILMOT broadcast hockey games CBC in the 1930s, earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as "the world's fastest sports commentator." He was a war correspondent based in London during World War II, winning an MBE. In the 1950s he broadcast Record Hop for Radio Luxembourg. Later in worked in television and in theater management in Bermuda, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa. BILL SMITH, an English clarinetist, appeared with Wilmot in the dance band film, Playtime for Workers (1943). FREDERICK "FREDDY" GRISEWOOD (1888-1972) was a BBC broadcaster from 1929. In 1937 he announced at the first outdoor television broadcast, the coronation of King George VI. That same year he announced the first televised tennis match from Wimbledon. He was the first host of the quiz show Any Questions?, a position he filled for 20 years (1948-1967). Lightly jagged at left edge from removal from bound book. Fine condition.
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