HILDEGARDE - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 205070
Sale Price $288.00
The nightclub singer signed this 1986 winter edition of Call Board magazine that features her on the cover
Magazine signed: "Bless you!/Hildegarde", 6p, 8½x11. Call Board magazine (Official Publication of the Catholic Actors Guild of America), Winter 1986. Cover photo is captioned: "Still Incomparable: Our own Hildegarde proved once again that she is truly 'incomparable' as she celebrated her 80th birthday in concert at Carnegie Hall, February 1st." Signed on cover. 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. Otherwise, fine condition.
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