GINNY SIMMS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 287407
Sale Price $288.00
GINNY SIMMSA signed and inscribed 3½x5 black and white photograph mailed to a U.S. Navy cook during World War II Photograph inscribed and signed: "Joe Epstein/ Best of luck/ 'Ginny' Simms". B/w, 3½x5. Accompanied by an MGM mailing envelope with typed address of Joe Epstein, Ship's Cook 3rd Class, VJ - 2 [an anti-submarine and reconnaissance squadron], Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, postmarked Culver City, California, September 28, 1944. Ginny Simms (1913-1994) was an American singer who first grew famous nationwide as a singer with the Kay Kyser Orchestra, although by the time she joined the band in 1938 she had a radio show. The next year she joined Kyser and Lucille Ball in That's Right - You're Wrong, a musical comedy. She left the Orchestra three years later to pursue a solo career, gaining recognition for her popular radio show and tireless work for the WWII effort as well as for her recordings. Simms, who was married three times, was also the frequent escort of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer after his divorce. She retired from show business in 1951, having appeared in a few more screen productions, including Shady Lady (1945), Broadway Rhythm (1944), and Disc Jockey (1951). Otherwise, fine condition.
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