KATE SMITH - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 178109
Sale Price $144.00
Color picture post card promoting singer Kate Smith with the Kids Next Door at John Ascuagua's Nugget in Reno, signed "Sincerely" in blue ink
Picture post card signed "Sincerely/Kate Smith" in blue ink. Color, 5½x3½. Picture post card from John Ascuagua's Nugget in Reno, Nevada and Mike Roberts, advertising Kate Smith with the Kids Next Door for June 28 to July 12 in the Circus Room Theatre Restaurant. Known as the "Songbird of the South", Smith (1907-1986, born Kathryn Elizabeth Smith in Washington, DC) 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, beginning in 1938. A radio, television and recording star for five decades, Smith is also known for the song she co-wrote, When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain, which became her theme song when The Kate Smith Show debuted on radio in May 1931. In 1950, she became a pioneer in daytime television programming with The Kate Smith Hour, which ran for four years. Later, The Kate Smith Show (1960) ran only one season, and Smith slowed her pace after the death of her longtime manager, Ted Collins, in 1964, making only occasional appearances in nightclubs and on television shows. Lightly toned and creased. Lightly worn corners. Image has light impressions from signature on verso and scratches (not visible head-on). Otherwise in fine condition.
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