HILDEGARDE - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED 06/19/1969 - HFSID 223657
Sale Price $288.00
HILDEGARDEIn this personal letter, the singer thanks a columnist for mentioning her in a publication Autograph Letter Signed: "Hildegarde" on verso of her personal imprinted card, 5½x3½. 5-cent stamp affixed, postmarked New York, New York, January 19, 1926.Addressed by Hildegarde to: "Mr. Chaw Mauk. /Drawer No. 30/Staunton,/Ill. 62088". In full: "I appreciate with all my [heart] your wonderful mention of my new 'deal' in your column. A thousand thanks. You will receive some of the water so you can taste for yourself that it is the purest - finest healthiest water in the world! God Bless You -". Hildegarde Loretta Sell (1906-2005) was popularly known by her last 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! Slightly soiled. Postal markings touch 2 lines of writing on verso (all legible). Otherwise, fine condition.
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