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HELEN O'CONNELL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MILLARD MITCHELL, MINDY CARSON - HFSID 34066

HELEN O'CONNELL, CO-SIGNED BY: MINDY CARSON AND MILLARD MITCHELL The three singers sign autograph notes to radio/TV host George Sanders Autograph note signed: "Dear George,/It's just as/nice to see you/now as it was in/the 'old days'. I'll be/looking forward to our/next meeting.

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HELEN O'CONNELL, CO-SIGNED BY: MINDY CARSON AND MILLARD MITCHELL
The three singers sign autograph notes to radio/TV host George Sanders
Autograph note signed: "Dear George,/It's just as/nice to see you/now as it was in/the 'old days'. I'll be/looking forward to our/next meeting.", and on verso "To/George/Sincerely/Mindy Carson", 7½x6½ w/2x2 magazine photo affixed under note, and 1½x1½ photo of Carson and 2x2 photo of Millard Mitchell affixed on verso. The page has been trimmed to fit the O'Connell ANS, leaving a fragment of a signature: "Mill" of character actor Millard Mitchell. HELEN O'CONNELL (1920-1993) was lead female vocalist with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (1939-1943), scoring several hit records in duets with Bob Eberly. "Amapola" was one of these. Leaving show business for 8 years during her first marriage, she returned to TV in the 1950s, featured on the Today show and hosting her own interview program, Here's Hollywood. She co-hosted many beauty pageants, and was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the Miss Universe contest (1976). Playing herself, she sang "Green Eyes" in the film The Fabulous Dorseys (1947). Her recording of "Brazil" with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1942) is in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Pop vocalist MINDY CARSON (b. 1927) sang with the bands of Paul Whiteman and Guy Lombardo, and scored her first hit record, "Rumors Are Flying," with singing bandleader Harry Cool. She hosted a variety show on CBS radio, beginning in 1949. Bucking the trend toward rock and roll, she had some hit records in the mid-1950s: "My Foolish Heart," "Wake the Town and Tell the People," and "Since I Met You Baby." Carson appeared in some Broadway musicals, including The Body Beautiful (1958). MILLARD MITCHELL (1900-1953) was a supporting actor in films of the 1940s and early 1950s. He won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor in My Six Convicts (1952). Among his other prominent roles were an army colonel in Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair (1948), Gregory Peck's commanding officer in Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and movie mogul R.F. Simpson in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Lightly toned at edges. Minor show-through front to verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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