RAY GILBERT - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: BUDDY BAKER, SIDNEY MILLER - HFSID 22390
RAY GILBERT, BUDDY BAKER and SID MILLER All three pen notes to TV/Radio Host George Sanders! Autograph Note Signed: "Thanks/George -/Buddy Baker" in black ink, "'Luck Time'/Ray Gilbert" in red ink and on verso To/Geo.
Sale Price $270.00
RAY GILBERT, BUDDY BAKER and SID MILLER All three pen notes to TV/Radio Host George Sanders! Autograph Note Signed: "Thanks/George -/Buddy Baker" in black ink, "'Luck Time'/Ray Gilbert" in red ink and on verso To/Geo./How can you/get into a spin/every night and stillo/come out on top/Sid Miller" in pencil, 7¾x10 album leaf. Three b/w newspaper photos affixed, one of Ray Gilbert (below his signature), the other two unidentified (above and below Miller's signature). Lyricist RAY GILBERT (1912-1976) was active from the 1940s into the 1960s, writing songs for The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby and many others. He translated many Spanish-language songs into English versions. With Hoagy Carmichael, he wrote the 1943 hit "Drip Drop." He wrote songs for Disney films, including Song of the South (1946). BUDDY BAKER (1918-2002), a music arranger for big bands and radio from the 1930s, went to work for Disney in 1954, writing hundreds of songs for films and TV. (As music director for The Mickey Mouse Club, he had to write new songs almost daily and teach them to the youthful performers.) He was nominated for an Oscar for the music from Napoleon and Samantha (1972). SID MILLER (1916-2004), a child actor on screen from 1930, appeared with his friend Mickey Rooney in Boys Town and Babes in Arms. In the 1950s he became Donald O'Connor's accompanist and sidekick on TV and in nightclubs. As director of the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, he banned stage mothers from the set. George R. Sanders, originally a disc jockey, became a prominent radio/TV interview host, first in Los Angeles and later in Portland. Slightly soiled. Frayed right edge where page was removed from a book. Writing on each side shows through lightly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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