LEE SIMS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ILOMAY BAILEY - HFSID 88351
Sale Price $288.00
LEE SIMS and ILOMAY BAILEY
The husband and wife musical stars are shown at home with their dog.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "With best wishes/and sincere gratitude/to/Clarrissa/Start/Jack" "and/Ilomay". Sepia, 8x10. LEE SIMS (1898-1966) was a pianist whose syncopated music influenced the transition from ragtime to later popular music. He had a national radio program, Piano Moods, on which he introduced his former pupil and now wife, singer ILOMAY BAILEY. Sims and Bailey proved very popular, later replacing Eddie Cantor on The Chase and Sanborn Hour. The stylish Bailey was featured in many beauty ads, and resisted blandishments from Hollywood film makers because she wished to keep working with Sims. In addition to many recordings, Sims created piano rolls which are sought after today. Sims and Bailey were also popular nightclub entertainers. While making his living as a popular musician, Sims had aspirations as a classical composer, and performed one of his rhapsodies with the London Symphony Orchestra. He also published music instruction manuals. Multiple tack-head size holes at top and bottom edges. Creased. Lightly worn. Signatures in poor contrast (still legible). Otherwise, fine condition.
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