SIGMUND ROMBERG - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1943 - HFSID 265681
Sale Price $360.00
Sigmund Romberg signs a program titled "An Evening with Sigmund Romberg and his Concert Orchestra".
Program signed: "Sig Romberg" on cover, 6p, 5½x9½. Titled: "An Evening with Sigmund Romberg and his Concert Orchestra". In 1942, the William Morris Agency had Romberg form an orchestra which went on tour shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. Three of the tours were financial failures, but a fourth tour, started in 1943 at Carnegie Hall in New York, was a big hit. The concerts were then billed as "An Evening with Sigmund Romberg". Reproduced on a page in this program is a letter to Romberg from lyricist Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, dated August 11, 1943, telling him that he is "delighted to hear that you are taking your orchestra and singing artists on another country-wide tour". The singing artists were Marthe Errolle, Esther Borja, Mary Becker and Eric Mattson. Hungarian-American composer Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951), who came to the U.S. in 1909, played in restaurant and café orchestras and soon had his own orchestra. He wrote more than 70 operettas, including Blossom Time (1921), The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928). Lightly creased, mid-horizontal fold. Overall, fine condition.
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