PEARL BAILEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 06/26/1948 CO-SIGNED BY: PAMELA BROWN - HFSID 143568
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PEARL BAILEY and PAMELA BROWN
Bailey and Brown sign a 4½x3¾ pink album leaf
Autograph Sentiment Signed: "My best/Pearl Bailey" and, on verso, "Pamela/Brown", 4½x3¾ album leaf. Dated in ink (unknown hand): "26-6-48." at lower right margins of both sides. PEARL BAILEY (1918-1990), a jazz singer and Broadway star, made her Broadway debut in 1946 in the musical St. Louis Woman; her performance resulted in an award for most promising newcomer. She won a Special Tony Award in 1968. Bailey appeared in numerous films, including Carmen Jones, St. Louis Blues and Porgy and Bess. She is perhaps best known for her sultry jazz renditions, having both started and ended her career in nightclubs. Her early days were spent singing in cafes, theaters, and nightclubs in the Northeast, with an occasional stint as a singer with a big band, such as Count Basie's orchestra. In the 1960s, Bailey returned to nightclub singing and appeared frequently on television; one of her most notable appearances was on the 1966 special Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey on Broadway. Bailey was named to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1976 and awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1988. British actress PAMELA BROWN (1917-1975), who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, made her stage debut in 1936 and appeared in a variety of roles with the Old Vic company before making her Broadway debut in 1947 in The Importance of Being Earnest. In 1948, the year of her signature, she won a Tony Award as part of the cast, which won for Outstanding Foreign Company. Brown, who made her screen debut in 1942, appeared in a number of feature films, including Lust for Life (1956), Cleopatra (1963), Becket (1964) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) and made-for-TV movies and acted in a number of early TV anthologies. Lightly soiled, show through of ink notes. Irregular left edge from removal from bound book, rounded right corners. Overall, fine condition.
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