PEARL BAILEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 47837
Sale Price $180.00
B/w 3½x5½, bust view in black lace blouse, right profile with diamond hearts in her hair
Photograph signed: "Love Pearl Bailey" in blue ink. B/w 3½x5½ overall, Photograph 3x4¼ with white margins (one surface) 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. She earned plaudits when she took over the Broadway title role in Hello, Dolly! (1967). She 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, she 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. Informational stamps on verso (no show through). Spotting on photograph from original negative. Otherwise, fine condition.
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