LOLA FALANA - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1978 - HFSID 25206
LOLA FALANA The singer, actress and dancer pens a kind note to TV/radio host George Sanders, signed in blue ink Autograph Note Signed: "LoLa FaLana" in blue ink. One page. 5¼x7¾.
Sale Price $144.00
The singer, actress and dancer pens a kind note to TV/radio host George Sanders, signed in blue ink
Autograph Note Signed: "LoLa FaLana" in blue ink. One page. 5¼x7¾. No place, dated (unknown hand) at lower margin: "February 10, 1978". "To George". In full: "May God Love You/Love". Captioned magazine photograph, b/w, ¾x¾, affixed at lower right corner. Ink notes (unknown hand) at upper and lower margins. In 1978, Falana guest starred on two episodes of the TV series, The Love Boat. Singer, dancer and actress Lola Falana, born Loleltha Elayne Falana in 1942, was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) in 1975 for Doctor Jazz. A protégé of Dinah Washington, she would later record on Reprise Records, the label owned by Frank Sinatra. Falana got her big break appearing opposite Sammy Davis, Jr. in Golden Boy in 1964. She would later appear in such feature films as A Man Called Adam (1966, her debut), The Klansman (1974) and Lady Cocoa (1975), but Falana was seen more frequently on the small screen, appearing as a series regular on The New Bill Cosby Show, Ben Vereen...Comin' at Ya, Cos and Capitol. She was also seen in in TV specials and was a guest star on a number of series. In 1979, Falana became the highest-paid entertainer in Las Vegas, earning her title, "First Lady of Las Vegas". During her Las Vegas shows, Falana wore a white silk evening gown and performed her signature song, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets". George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland. Slightly creased. Paper remnants on verso (light show through at blank right margin). Irregular left edge from removal from bound book. Otherwise, fine condition.
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