GRACE MOORE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 224560
Sale Price $180.00
The actress and singer signs a 4¼x4 page affixed to a 5¾x4½ sheet.
Autograph Note signed: "To Horace/sincerely/Grace Moore", 4¼x4, affixed to 5¾x4½ sheet (two surfaces). Newspaper biography affixed at lower left margin, touching both signature and mounting sheet. In full: "MOORE, Grace, soprano; b. Jellicoe, Tenn., Dec. 5, 1901; ed. Pub. Schs.; studied music in Washington, D.C., and later under masters in Europe and America; m. Valentin Parera, July 15, 1932. She appeared with Martinelli in concert, at Washington, D.C., while attending school; ran away from school and joined a traveling concert co. in N.Y. City; sang in N.Y. City in Irving Berlin's 'Music Box Review,' 1923; appeared in Broadway musical successes and later sang in Paris and Nice; was with Opera Comique, Paris; joined Metropolitan Opera Co. and made debut in 'La Boheme,' February 7, 1923; starred in singing motion pictures 'Jenny Lind,' 'New Moon,' 'One Night of Love,' 'Love Me Forever.'*" As mentioned in this biography, soprano Grace Moore (1898-1947) debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1928. Moore starred in several M-G-M and Columbia films of the 1930s. Dubbed "The Tennessee Nightengale", she helped popularize opera in a string of successful productions, including One Night of Love (1934), for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Moore was killed in a plane crash over Copenhagen during a European concert tour in 1947. 4 tackhead-size mounting stains at blank areas. Mounting sheet is lightly creased. Fine condition.
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