SAMMY KAYE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/28/1940 - HFSID 223640
Sale Price $288.00
Sammy Kaye sends a typed letter of regret that he cannot send an 8x10 photograph as requested.
Typed Letter Signed: "Sammy Kaye", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1940 November 28. On letterhead of Exclusive Management Music Corporation of America (featuring a "Swing and Sway" logo) to Mr. Harry Blair, Jr., La Crosse, Wisconsin. In full: "Many thanks for your recent letter acknowledging receipt of my photo mailed to you previously. I am sorry I cannot comply with your request for an 8x10 picture inasmuch as I do not have a photo this size for mailing to my radio listeners. I would like very much to send one to you but cannot at this time. Thanks again for writing and I hope you will continue to tune in to our broadcasts from the Hotel Commodore and enjoy them." Sammy Kaye (1910-1987), was the leader of one of the most popular "sweet" bands of the big band era. A popular performer on radio and in venues from New York (the Commodore Hotel's Century Room, The Roosevelt Grill, etc.) to the Hollywood Palladium to cities across America, Kaye received his "million dollar tagline", "Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye", from an announcer at the Cabin Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Kaye was as well known for his audience-participation novelty, "So You Want to Lead a Band?", as he was for his hits, which included his theme song, "Kaye's Melody", and "It Isn't Fair", "Daddy", "Room Full of Roses", "Charade" and "Harbor Lights". In addition to being a prolific recording artist for RCA Victor, Columbia and American Decca, Kaye and his band appeared in the films Iceland (1942) and Song of the Open Road (1944), and Kaye wrote songs for 1987's Radio Days. In 1986, he turned over his baton to Roger Thorpe, who continues to lead The Sammy Kaye Orchestra today. Lightly creased. Soiled at upper margin. Fine condition.
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