JERRY COLONNA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 343421
Sale Price $467.50
Shown wearing a pith helmet and his trademark mustache, peering from behind a column, inscribed to a fan in green ink
Inscribed Photograph Signed: "Greetings Doris/thanks for your card./Jerry/Colonna" B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: May 28, 1940. Jerry Colonna (1904-1986) was a talented trombonist and comedian who sported a large handlebar mustache. He made several films, beginning with 52nd St (1937), joined Bob Hope on many USO tours, and was a frequent TV guest star in the 1950s and 1960s. When violinist Hehudi Menuhin performed on Bob Hope's radio show, fellow guest Colonna quipped, "Who's Yehudi?" Although the musician was already well known, Colonna liked the phrase, repeating it often on later broadcasts. For a time, "Who's Yehudi" (which also means "Who's Jewish" in Hebrew, became a popular catch phrase and the inspiration for popular novelty songs. One of Colonna's most popular characters was a dimwitted professor. He published a novel, The Loves of Tullio (1970). Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Heavily toned and soiled at right edge. Multiple nickes at edges. Corner creased. signature lightly beaded but legible. multiple soiled spots throughout photograph. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso.
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