PAUL "POPS" WHITEMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1961 - HFSID 101591
Sale Price $360.00
A 5x7 headshot of the "King of Jazz", signed in ink and facsimile
Photograph signed: "Paul Whiteman". B/w, 5x7. Photograph by Moss Photo, N.Y. Facsimile signature beneath facial image. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: "New Hope - Penn/Paul Whiteman/Nov 14 - 1961". 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, 2 vertical creases at last name. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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