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He signs a check for $1,300.25 in cash, with his orchestra manager Richard Himber endorsing on the verso Check signed: "Rude Vallée" and endorsed: "R. Himber", 8¼x3. New York, N.Y., 1932 April 4.

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He signs a check for $1,300.25 in cash, with his orchestra manager Richard Himber endorsing on the verso
Check signed: "Rude Vallée" and endorsed: "R. Himber",8¼x3. New York, N.Y., 1932 April 4. Check #6809, drawn on his personal account at the Manufacturers Trust Company, payable to "cash" for "One thousand three hundred and 25/100 dollars". From the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s, RUDY VALLÉE (1901-1986, born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont) enjoyed a successful career on radio, in movies, in Broadway musicals and with a solo nightclub act. His films include The Palm Beach Story (1942), I Remember Mama (1948), The Helen Morgan Story (1957), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), in which he reprised his role from the successful 1961 Broadway musical. The first singer to be called a "crooner", Vallée was known for carrying a small megaphone and for his catch phrase "Heigh-Ho, Everyone", which he first used when appearing at New York's Heigh-Ho Club. RICHARD HIMBER (1900-1966) was a bandleader, composer, and violinist, popular in the early 1930's for his practical joking and comedic personality. Beginning in Vaudeville by playing violin, Himber eventually worked his way to managing Rudy Vallee's orchestra service for private parties and society functions. He later formed his own orchestra with a number of up and coming musicians, and would record the hit single "It Isn't Fair" in 1934 under the Bluebird label. He was well liked by the public for his practical joking and his affinity for performing magic, and is most often remembered today for his playful demeanor. Folds. Cancellation holes. Corners slightly worn. Ink stamps. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on top left corner. Tear on left margin. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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