RAY ANTHONY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 315406
Sale Price $234.00
Vintage candid 3½x5½ photo of the trumpet player and band leader, in front of a tail-finned Plymouth on a city street, from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane
Photograph signed: "Ray Anthony". B/w, 3½x5½. Candid photo. Trumpeter/bandleader Ray Anthony (b. 1922) played for Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey before leading the U.S. Army band during WWII. In 1946, he formed his own band, and went on to record for Capitol Records for 19 years as well as appear in two TV shows and several feature films, including 1959's The Five Pennies, in which Anthony played his former boss, Jimmy Dorsey. Anthony, who wrote "The Bunny Hop" and had hits with the themes from Dragnet and Peter Gunn, was once married to actress Mamie Van Doren. This photograph is from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane, Hawaii natives who moved to California in the 1920's. Francis Zane had a job at the historic Curran Theater and the San Francisco Opera House, which is where he began his massive collection, with photographs and materials ranging from the 1920's to 1960's. The location and luck of his occupation would land him smack dab in the middle of the celebrity world, allowing him to capture some of the most unique and interesting pieces of Hollywood history. Lightly bowed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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