HARRY RUBY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: YVONNE LIME FEDDERSON, JEANETTE MacDONALD, JOHN RAITT - HFSID 18643
Sale Price $247.50
HARRY RUBY, YVONNE LIME, JEANETTE MacDONALD, and JOHN RAITT
This great album page includes the signature of Harry Ruby - who wrote Groucho Marx's theme Horoay for Captain Spaulding - Yvonne Lime of I Was a Teenage Werewolf, and musical stars Raitt and MacDonald pen notes to TV/Radio host George Sanders!
Autograph Note Signed: "George,/Thanks/so much. It was/great fun/Yvonne/Lime", "To George Sander:/It was nice working/with you & I hope we/do it again, very soon/Big Chief Harry Ruby" and, on verso, "To George/It's been so nice having/you and your pretty wife here-/Come again-/Sincerely/Jeanette MacDonald" and "To George/Thanks for your sincerity/& your interest in my work/Best always/John Raitt", 8x10 album leaf. With magazine photos of each signer attached to sheet. RUBY (1895-1974) wrote popular songs with longtime partner Bert Kalmar, including Three Little Words, I Wanna Be Loved By You and Who's Sorry Now? Perhaps Kalmar and Ruby's best-remembered song was Hooray For Captain Spaulding, which they wrote for the 1928 Marx Brothers musical, Animal Crackers. It would forever after serve as Groucho's theme song. They also wrote for the Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera and A Night in Casablanca. LIME, born in 1938 in Glendale, California, starred in youth-oriented films of the late 1950s, including I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Dragstrip Riot (1958) and Speed Crazy (1959). She appeared in the Elvis Presley film Loving You (1957), reportedly visiting Elvis at Graceland. She had recurring roles in the TV series Father Knows Best (1954-1957) and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1960). She retired from acting after marrying TV producer Don Fedderson, devoting much time to charitable work on behalf of orphans and abused children. RAITT (born in 1917-2005, born in Santa Ana, California), who had been trained as an opera singer, had first appeared in The Pajama Game on stage opposite Janis Paige in 1954, introducing the Top 40 hit, Hey There. After making the film version in 1957, Raitt decided to return to the stage, where he had originated the role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel (1945-1947). Raitt, who has also made guest appearances on a number of TV shows, is the father of singer Bonnie Raitt (born in 1949). One of the early films of actress/singer MACDONALD (1903-1965, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) best early films was Monte Carlo (1930) as she sang Beyond the Blue Horizon from the observation car of a moving train. In 1935, MGM teamed MacDonald with baritone Nelson Eddy in Naughty Marietta, the first of eight highly popular MacDonald-Eddy film musicals. Though mercilessly lampooned by comedians, the pair's films were consummately produced and strove to entertain every member of the film audience, not merely opera lovers. After I Married an Angel (1942), the singing team split. MacDonald trained diligently to become a bona fide opera star, finally making her operatic debut in a 1943 Montreal production of Romeo and Juliet. George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland. Lightly toned, especially along edges, and creased. Discolored from photos on adjacent pages. Torn from pad or album on one edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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