GRAHAM McNAMEE - QUESTIONNAIRE SIGNED - HFSID 22516
Sale Price $288.00
His handwritten response to a series of typed questions, followed by his signed autograph note at bottom of page
Questionnaire signed: "Graham McNamee", 1 page, 8½ x 11, overall 7¼ x 10½ image. His handwritten response to a series of typed questions: [prior occupations] "Concert singer"; [geographical and racial heritage] "Washington, D.C./St. Paul, Minn./New York City/Three parts Irish - one part German"; [hobby] "Golf". [pictorial symbol] "Damned if I know." HIS ANS, in full: "Dear Dean, Sorry your letter got away from me somehow. If it isn't too late your suggestion is O.K. with me, regarding the shield at the Warwick. Sincerely, [signature]". Graham McNamee (1888-1942) was America's most popular radio announcer in the first decades of the new medium. He began as a staff announcer at WEAF, New York, and later became a national broadcaster for NBC Radio. Early radio sports reporting was done mostly by a rotating pool of print journalists dryly reporting the action. McNamee became the first "color commentator," intent on making events exciting for listeners. His broadcasts included World Series, Rose Bowls, political conventions, Presidential inaugurations, and celebrity events like Lindbergh's homecoming parade in New York City. He broadcast the "long count" of the Dempsey-Tunney championship bout of 1927 and Babe Ruth's "called home run" in the 1932 World Series. In 1925 listeners voted him America's most popular announcer. He entered the American Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1984. Image attached to paper with 3 binding holes. Normal mailing folds. Soiled and worn. Adhesive remnants on front lower left.
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