PAUL "POPS" WHITEMAN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 207993
PAUL WHITEMAN Whiteman sends a note to a fan, on a 4¼x3 magazine photograph Autograph note signed: "To/Kayo/Sincerely/Paul Whiteman", 4¼x3. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1½x2½, affixed at left margin; magazine caption affixed at lower margin.
Sale Price $270.00
Whiteman sends a note to a fan, on a 4¼x3 magazine photograph
Autograph note signed: "To/Kayo/Sincerely/Paul Whiteman", 4¼x3. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1½x2½, affixed at left margin; magazine caption affixed at lower margin. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso: "Whiteman, Paul (1890-1967) was already the King of Jazz when the big band era came along. He was one of the all-time greats!" Bandleader Paul Whiteman (1890-1967) led a U.S. Navy band before forming his own group in San Francisco. In 1920, a year after he began recording, Whiteman had his first hit with "Whispering". In 1924, he introduced George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", which was specially arranged for Whiteman's 35-piece orchestra. Known as "The King of Jazz", Whiteman starred in a film of the same name in 1930. The film featured one of his newest discoveries, singer Bing Crosby, one of the many crooners who got their start with Whiteman's orchestra. Whiteman and his orchestra also appeared in Strike Up The Band (1940), Rhapsody in Blue (1945) and The Fabulous Dorseys (1947). From 1949-1952, he hosted The Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue. Lightly creased. Photograph is lightly rippled from mounting. Staple holes at upper margin touch 1 word of writing. Overall, fine condition.
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