KATE SMITH - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CIRCA 1940 CO-SIGNED BY: DOROTHY A. AHRENS - HFSID 176945
Sale Price $270.00
KATE SMITH and DOROTHY AHRENS
Original pencil sketch of Kate Smith inscribed to Dorothy Ahrens the artist.
Original Art inscribed and signed: "To/Dorothy Ahrens/Sincerely/Kate Smith". Pencil portrait, 11x14. Also signed by the artist, Dorothy Ahrens: "D.A. Ahrens/1940". The "Songbird of the South," vocalist KATE SMITH (1907-1986) was one of the most popular stars of the pre-WWII era. She is best remembered for her definitive version of the patriotic anthem "God Bless America," which became a hit on no less than three separate occasions. DOROTHY AHRENS sketched many popular musical talents of the 1940s, including Ted Lewis and Kate Smith, then invited them to autograph her art. Slightly creased, touching mouth of image. ½-inch tear at mid-left blank edge, light paper clip impression at upper left corner. Lightly smudged. Overall, fine condition.
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