HILDEGARDE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 11/07/1967 - HFSID 132043
Sale Price $342.00
This handwritten letter signed by the lounge singer thanks Mrs. Rubber for her help
Autograph Letter signed twice: "Hildegarde", 2p (front and verso), 7¼x10½. No place, November 7, 1967. She has signed again boldly in the upper left corner. To "Dear Mrs Rubber". In full: "Voila - here are some 'things' - which I assume you might need - plus a story about 'my project' - (where the magazines & books you so kindly are 'donating' will be used). I think it is wonderful that you will try to help me crash the California T.V. world. Bless your [drawn heart]. Over. and on verso: "P.S. If you don't need all the photos, I hope you don't mind returning what you don't need - back to me!?" Hildegarde Loretta Sell (1906-2005) was popularly known by her first name only or simply as "The Incomparable Hildegarde". A classically trained pianist who played in vaudeville from 1926, she emerged as a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s with hits that included "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" (written by her manager Anna Sosenko), "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and "I'll Be Seeing You". She also had a popular radio program, Hildegarde's Raleigh Room. The international stardom that Hildegarde achieved as a live cabaret singer is unparalleled. She was renowned around the world and, having never married, had many admirers. Some of her many showmanship innovations include wearing sleeves at every performance and going by only her first name. These unique calling cards, as well as her incredible voice and flirtatious manner, broke new ground on the evening club circuit. In 1961, she published her autobiography: Over 50…So What! Lightly creased near top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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