HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/05/1982 - HFSID 253110
HARRY JAMES The bandleader signs this check made out to La Costa for $138.96 Check signed: "Harry James" in blue ink, 8¼x3½. Woodland Hills, California, September 5, 1982. Check no.
Sale Price $234.00
HARRY JAMES The bandleader signs this check made out to La Costa for $138.96 Check signed: "Harry James" in blue ink, 8¼x3½. Woodland Hills, California, September 5, 1982. Check no. 67761 drawn on the account of the Harry James Orchestra at the Bank of America, Beverly Hills, California. Payable to La Costa in the amount of $138.96. The son of circus performers, Harry James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939. A favorite in the swing era, he continued to tour with a more jazz-oriented sound after the big bands waned in popularity. A star on radio, he had his own TV program in 1951. James appeared in several films in the 1940s and 1950s; his dubbed trumpet is heard in Kirk Douglas's Man With a Horn (1950). Ink note in an unknown hand: "9/5 dues" at left. Vertical fold at center. Pinhead-sized hole at top center. Bank cancellation stamps on front and verso, affecting signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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