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HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (JACK "HEINIE" BUNDY), HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (ALEX "GUISEPPE" MAYR), HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (FRANK "VILLIE" RAUCH), HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (WALTER "VALTER" GREBE), HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (CLARENCE "CLARENCY" BERLIN), HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (GEORGE DeKARSKE), JOHNNY OLSON, HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS (JOHAN ) - HFSID 312236

Jack "Heinie" Bundy and 7 other members of the popular Milwaukee radio orchestra sign a picture postcard promoting their show. Members have written German-sounding versions of their names, in accord with the band's on-air performances prior to World War II.

Price: $320.00

Condition: Fine condition
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HEINIE AND HIS GRENADIERS
Jack "Heinie" Bundy and 7 other members of the popular Milwaukee radio orchestra sign a picture postcard promoting their show. Members have written German-sounding versions of their names, in accord with the band's on-air performances prior to World War II.
Postcard Photograph Signed: "Best Wishes/Heinie", "Giuseppe", "Joe", "Villie", "Valter", "Clarency", "George DeKarske", 'Johnnie", 5½x3½. Addressed in Bundy's hand to Ted Rauterberg, Milwaukee. Twelve band members are pictured on front of card. Frank Henry Hackworth (1903-1973) adopted the name of Jack Bundy, and was better known to radio listeners and concert audiences as "Heinie" Bundy. He led a band which performed under several names, but is best remembered as Heinie and His Grenadiers, the name used on Milwaukee radio station WTMJ from 1932 to 1944. The band played German folk music, and until World War II affected German accents for comic effect. Very popular with the large German-American community in the region, Heinie and His Grenadiers recorded for Decca and Coral, and performed in concert. Bundy left the station in 1944. When he returned to the air on a rival Milwaukee station in 1947, a lawsuit resulted. A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling of 1949 placed some restrictions on Bundy, but allowed him continued use of the name Heinie for himself and his band. Other band members signing here include Johnny "Johnnie" Olson (1910-1985), Alex "Guiseppe" Mayr, Frank "Villie" Rauch, Walter "Valter" Grebe, Clarence "Clarency" Berlin, and George DeKarske. OLSON, lead singer for the Grenadiers, went on to become a popular radio and early television host, an early game show host on The Price is Right and other shows. A close friend of Jackie Gleason, he appeared in several episodes of The Honeymooners, and is cited by Bob Barker and others as an important influence. Toned. Creased in bottom right corner. Corners, lightly worn. Light adhesive residue on side with signatures (not affecting signatures). Otherwise, fine condition.

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