GEORGE GERSHWIN This framed letter that features the composer's autograph shows his interest in new phonograph recording technology Typed Letter Signed, "George Gershwin". 8¼x10½. One page. Dated September 14, 1931. On his personal letterhead. Gershwin writes to a representative of R.C.A. which was the parent company of N.B.C. (created in 1926 to broadcast on radio) and Victor Labs (acquired in 1929 which built phonographs.). The conglomerate was able to remain at the forefront of early broadcasting technology for many years due to the unique merging of technologies. Gershwin's association with R.C.A. was a long and fruitful venture. It was R.C.A. that recorded “An American in Paris”, which was used in the 1951 musical film of the same name. Gershwin's letter in full: " My dear Mr. Clark: I received your invitation to dinner at the Savoy-Plaza on September seventeenth. I am tremendously interested in hearing the new development in phonograph recording, which you will probably demonstrate account of a previous engagement which I have for that evening. Perhaps some day you will permit me to come down to the New York offices and listen to the new development. read more...
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A beautiful white felt Stetson with rhinestone hatband from Nudie's Rodeo Tailors owned by the singing cowboy, accompanied by a letter of provenance from Nudie's granddaughter telling of Allen's ownership of the hat and his close friendship with Nudie Cohn. Extremely rare! read more...
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CHUCK BERRY One of a kind vintage sailor hat originally worn by and later signed by Chuck Berry Hat signed: "Chuck Berry (Smiley Face)". Black sailor hat signed on top. Berry threw the hat into the crowd at one of his shows and it was later signed by Berry. read more...
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ALAN JACKSON - HAT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: VINCE GILL, JOHN "DUSTY" KING, TRAVIS TRITT, BILLY RAY CYRUS, TRISHA YEARWOOD, TRACE ADKINS, BONNIE NELSON, LONESTAR (RICHIE MCDONALD), MARK LELAND, PAMELA ANTON, EXILE (J.P. PENNINGTON), PAT COMPTON, SEAN O'BRIEN, LONESTAR (MICHAEL BRITT), RON JORDAN, LONESTAR (DEAN SAMS), EXILE (LES TAYLOR), MONA FAITH, RICK BOYETT - HFSID 341890Scala straw hat signed by over 30 country/western musicians and personalities including Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Bill Ray Cyrus, Trace Adkins, and Travis Tritt. Extremely rare! read more...
Sale Price $1,020.00