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ROBERT CONSIDINE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 17796

BOB CONSIDINE. Signature: "Bob Considine. Boy Sand-hog." on verso, 9¾x2¾. Clipped from guest book of entertainer Hildegarde. On verso, along with Considine's signature, there are signatures: "Mr. & Mrs. Gale Morgan", an unknown signer and "To a lucky person - Irene Durlacher.

Sale Price $81.00

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Condition: fine condition
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BOB CONSIDINE. Signature: "Bob Considine. Boy Sand-hog." on verso, 9¾x2¾. Clipped from guest book of entertainer Hildegarde. On verso, along with Considine's signature, there are signatures: "Mr. & Mrs. Gale Morgan", an unknown signer and "To a lucky person - Irene Durlacher." Signatures on front include: "Roberta Regan Midland, Texas", "Tank & [2 words illegible], Bethesda, Md." and "Hildegarde! Vous êtes terrific! Deena Clark". Portion of writing clipped away at lower margin. ROBERT "BOB" CONSIDINE (1906-1975) was a reporter, syndicated columnist and talk show host. In 1951, three years before this letter was written, Considine had written an 11-part series for the Washington "Times Herald" relating to the theft of atomic secrets by the Soviets. His series was noted in his F.B.I. file, but Considine was one of F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover's favorite reporters. Considine, who wrote the screenplay for the 1948 film, The Babe Ruth Story, based on his book, also appeared as a panelist on Who Said That? in 1948, and he hosted his own talk show, Tonight! America After Dark, in 1957. LORETTA SELL HILDEGARDE, popularly known by her last name only or simply as "the incomparable Hildegarde" was thought by many to be European, although she was born in Wisconsin in 1906. A classically trained pianist who played in vaudeville from 1926, she emerged as a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s with hits that included "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" (written by her manager, Anna Sosenko), "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and "I'll Be Seeing You." She also had a popular radio program, Hildegarde's Raleigh Room. Hildegarde continued to perform to great acclaim in nightclubs until age 89, when she decided it wasn't fun anymore. "Over" written (unknown hand) in pencil at right margin of front page. Irregularly cut. Lightly shaded at left margin, touching the "B". Irregular right edge from removal from bound book. Light show through of ink. Overall, fine condition.

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