HELEN HAYES - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: BEATRICE "HONEY" ZUMMACH - HFSID 19860
HELEN HAYES and BEATRICE "HONEY" ZUMMACH Guest page from entertainer and cabaret singer Hildegarde, signed by Oscar-winning actress Helen Hayes and Hildegarde's sister Beatrice "Honey" Zummach Autograph notes signed "Helen Hayes" in blue ink and, on verso, "Honey" by Zummach in black ink.
Sale Price $144.00
HELEN HAYES and BEATRICE "HONEY" ZUMMACH
Guest page from entertainer and cabaret singer Hildegarde, signed by Oscar-winning actress Helen Hayes and Hildegarde's sister Beatrice "Honey" Zummach
Autograph notes signed "Helen Hayes" in blue ink and, on verso, "Honey" by Zummach in black ink. Four unknown signatures. Blue ink notations and lead pencil marks in unknown hand. 9¾x3½. Zummach's note in full: "Hilde dear ; Thank you for everything ! God Bless you darling and God Be with you always- your devoted sister". HILDEGARDE (1906-2005, born Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, Wisconsin), popularly known by her last name only or simply as "the incomparable Hildegarde", was thought by many to be European, although she was born in Wisconsin. A classically trained pianist who played in vaudeville from 1926, she emerged as a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s with hits like Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (written by her manager, Anna Sosenko), The Last Time I Saw Paris and I'll Be Seeing You. She had a popular radio program, Hildegarde's Raleigh Room. She continued to perform to great acclaim in nightclubs until age 89, when she decided it wasn't fun anymore. Hildegarde was a third order Carmelite nun. HELEN HAYES (1900-1993, born Helen Hayes Brown in Washington, DC) won the 1931-1932 Academy Award for Best Actress for the title role in The Sin of Madelon Claudet, her first film. After starring in Vanessa, Her Love Story in 1935 for MGM, Hayes returned to Broadway and enjoyed the greatest triumph of her stage career in the title role of Victoria Regina (1935-1938). She earned the sobriquet First Lady of the American Stage, winning Tonys for Happy Birthday (1947), the first year the award was given, and for Time Remembered (1958). A frequent TV guest star from the 1950s to the 1980s, Hayes made occasional films, such as Anastasia (1956) and Airport (1970), winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the latter. BEATRICE ZUMMACH neé Sells (1911-1989), also known as Honey, was Hildegarde's sister. Lightly toned and soiled. Pencil mark touches Hayes' signature. Show-through touches Zummach's signature. Irregular top edge. Neatly torn from binding at right edge. Lightly discolored left and bottom edges. Otherwise in fine condition.
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