GLENN MILLER BAND (RAY ANTHONY) - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 27116
GLENN MILLER BAND: RAY ANTHONY. Inscribed signature: "To Kayo,/Regards/Ray Anthony", 4¼x2¾ card. Newspaper photograph (1½x2½) attached to left margin.
Sale Price $81.00
GLENN MILLER BAND: RAY ANTHONY. Inscribed signature: "To Kayo,/Regards/Ray Anthony", 4¼x2¾ card. Newspaper photograph (1½x2½) attached to left margin. Beginning his career of over five decades as a musician in his family's orchestra, Ray Anthony had his own band in Cleveland, Ohio when he was discovered by the legendary Glenn Miller. At age 18, Anthony was playing first trumpet with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Anthony enlisted in the Navy during WWII and was put in charge of a service show band that toured bases in the Pacific. As a result of his talent and showmanship, the band won the award as best service band. After his discharge in 1946, Anthony formed the Ray Anthony Orchestra, which became a national sensation. His song, "The Bunny Hop", started a new dance craze, and Anthony shot to the top of the charts with his recordings of the themes from Dragnet and Peter Gunn. The multi-talented Anthony also starred in 15 films and hosted four television shows as well as appearing as a regular on the Las Vegas club circuit. Another claim to fame was his marriage to B-movie queen, Mamie Van Doren. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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