HELEN JEPSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 154097
HELEN JEPSON Sepia publicity photograph of a young Helen Jepson looking at the camera inscribed to a fan. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Gaute Pilara/Sincerest Wishes/Helen Jepson". Sepia, 6¾x9.
Sale Price $288.00
Sepia publicity photograph of a young Helen Jepson looking at the camera inscribed to a fan.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Gaute Pilara/Sincerest Wishes/Helen Jepson". Sepia, 6¾x9. Helen Jepson (1904-1997) was beloved by Americans as a native-born operatic soprano on stages dominated by foreign stars. Jepson, also a popular radio voice with the Rudy Vallée and Paul Whiteman bands, made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1935. She was the first to record (with Lawrence Tibbett) the music from Porgy and Bess, and she was featured in the 1938 film, Goldwyn Follies. After a throat ailment forced her retirement in 1947, she was a successful teacher, active in charitable causes. Light corner creases. Vertical crease through hair and left eye (not evident head on). Pen has skipped. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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