JOE PENNER - CLIPPED SIGNATURE CIRCA 1939 - HFSID 49612
JOE PENNER Signature acquired in 1939, on a small slip affixed to a card Signature: "Joe Penner", 3x1 slip, affixed to a 5 x 3 sheet. Ink notes (unknown hand) date the signature: "April 12, 1939/'Abe Lincoln in Illinois'" and also "deceased.
Sale Price $81.00
Signature acquired in 1939, on a small slip affixed to a card
Signature: "Joe Penner", 3x1 slip, affixed to a 5 x 3 sheet. Ink notes (unknown hand) date the signature: "April 12, 1939/'Abe Lincoln in Illinois'" and also "deceased." Joe Penner (1904-1941), born Jozsef Pinter in Hungary, was a featured comedian on Rudy Vallee's radio show, beginning in 1933. By 1936 he had his own program, The Joe Penner Show. Radio historian Elizabeth McLeod calls Penner "the ultimate Depression-era zany." His signature lines, "Wanna buy a duck?" and "You naaaasss-ty man!" became immensely popular. Although adults eventually tired of his shtick, he remained popular with children, inspiring wind-up toys and other novelties. He appeared in a few films, including College Rhythm (1934) and Millionaire Playboy (1940). Joe Penner was not in the cast of Abe Lincoln in Illinois, which was on stage at Broadway's Plymouth Theater on the date noted, so he must have been in the audience. Lightly soiled. Ink notes (unknown hand) on front. Otherwise good condition.
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