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Fats Waller Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

FATS WALLER
Born: May 21, 1904 in New York City, New York
Died: December 15, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri
Biography | show moreshow less
Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) left DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York, in 1917 after one year because he felt he was wasting his time. "There isn't any rhythm in algebra" he complained. His father was a well-known violinist, so Thomas was allowed to leave Clinton to get a job so he could afford piano lessons. He was only 17 when he pressed his first records and made his first piano rolls, and at 19 he initiated his first radio broadcasts. In 1929, Waller wrote the score for the Broadway hit Hot Chocolates. His most famous song "Ain't Misbehavin'" was introduced in the show, which featured Louis Armstrong. Waller was only 39 when he died of pneumonia.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
American-Masters (Sound), 2011-Independent-Lens (Sound), 2013-The-Great-Gatsby (Sound), 1991-Inspector-Morse (Sound), 1961-Playboy's-Penthouse (Sound), Baseball (Sound), 2005-The-Perfect-Man (Sound), 2005-Springet (Sound), 2004-The-Aviator (Sound), 2004-Around-the-Bend (Sound), 2003-The-Human-Stain (Sound), 2003-The-Honeymooners (Sound), 2002-Livshunger (Sound), 1998-Dancing-at-Lughnasa (Sound), 1991-The-Marrying-Man (Sound), 1991-Dr.-Demento-20th-Anniversary-Collection (Sound), 1986-Soul-Man (Sound), 1983-Your-Feet's-Too-Big (Sound), 1978-Interiors (Sound), 1949-Community-Sing-1655:-June-in-January (Sound), 1943-Follow-the-Band (Sound), 1935-Hooray-for-Love (Sound), 1931-Angel-Cake (Sound), 1931-Sky-High (Sound), 1929-The-Plasterers (Sound), 1929-The-Locked-Door (Sound), 1991-Dr.-Demento-20th-Anniversary-Collection (Performer), 1935-Hooray-for-Love (in person), 2006-How-Music-Works (Other), 2003-Great-Performances (Other), 2002-It's-Black-Entertainment (Other), 2001-Blues-Odyssey (Other), 1994-Cari-fottutissimi-amici (Sound), 2012-Stories-We-Tell (Sound), 2011/I-Restless (Sound), 1973-An-Evening-with-Marlene-Dietrich (Sound), The-Muppet-Show (Sound), 1981-They-All-Laughed (Sound), 1941-Rigoletto-Blues (Producer), 1952-Castle-in-the-Air (Sound), 2009-He's-Just-Not-That-Into-You (Sound), 2007-Yu-Gi-Oh!:-The-Abridged-Movie (Sound), 2006-Shortbus (Sound), 2002-Divine-Secrets-of-the-Ya-Ya-Sisterhood (Sound), 2001-Town-&-Country (Sound), 1999-Snow-Falling-on-Cedars (Sound), 1999-Office-Space (Sound), 1995-Cold-Comfort-Farm (Sound), 1990-The-Russia-House (Sound), 1989-In-Country (Sound), 1987-Designing-Women (Sound), 1978-The-Cheap-Detective (Sound), 1975-Lucky-Lady (Sound), 1961-Peter-Gunn (Sound), 1956-The-Jimmy-Durante-Show (Sound), 1955-The-George-Burns-and-Gracie-Allen-Show (Sound), 1955-Ain't-Misbehavin' (Sound), 1944-Atlantic-City (Sound), 1941-The-Joint-Is-Jumpin' (Sound), 1941-The-Joint-Is-Jumpin' (in person), 2012-Beasts-of-the-Southern-Wild (Sound), 2009-An-Evening-with-Eartha-Kitt (Sound), 2008-The-Curious-Case-of-Benjamin-Button (Sound), 2007-Surf's-Up (Sound), 2007-King-of-California (Sound), 2006-All-the-King's-Men (Sound), 2005-The-Notorious-Bettie-Page (Sound), 2001-Kate-&-Leopold (Sound), 2000-The-Legend-of-Bagger-Vance (Sound), 1999-The-Story-of-Us (Sound), 1994-Bullets-Over-Broadway (Sound), 1983-Zelig (Sound), 1983-Good-bye-Cruel-World (Sound), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Sound), 1956-Cool-and-Groovy (Sound), 1955-Gentlemen-Marry-Brunettes (Sound), 1955-To-Paris-with-Love (Sound), 1948-A-Song-Is-Born (Sound), 1948-Killer-Diller (Sound), 1943-Stormy-Weather (Sound), 1941-Ain't-Misbehavin' (Sound), 1941-Your-Feet's-Too-Big (Sound), 1941-Honeysuckle-Rose (Sound), 1940-Tin-Pan-Alley (Sound), 1933-Smash-Your-Baggage (Sound), 1930-Elstree-Calling (Sound), 1929-Applause (Sound), 1928-Walt-Roesner-and-the-Capitolians (Sound), 1945-Ain't-Misbehavin' (in person), 1943-Stormy-Weather (in person), 1941-Ain't-Misbehavin' (in person), 1941-Your-Feet's-Too-Big (in person), 1941-Honeysuckle-Rose (in person), 1974-Ain't-Misbehavin' (Other), 1992-Ciao,-Professore! (Sound), 2013-The-Hitchhiker (Sound), 1936-The-Old-Mill-Pond (Sound), 2008-Trying-to-Get-Good:-The-Jazz-Odyssey-of-Jack-Sheldon (Sound), 2008-Sita-Sings-the-Blues (Sound), 2008-Be-Kind-Rewind (Sound), 2007-Sarah-Vaughan:-Live-in-'58-&-'64 (Sound), 2005-The-White-Countess (Sound), 2003-Anything-Else (Sound), 2002-Mafia:-The-City-of-Lost-Heaven (Sound), 2001-The-Cat's-Meow (Sound), 2000-My-Dog-Skip (Sound), 1999-The-Cider-House-Rules (Sound), 1997-Lolita (Sound), 1992-Mr.-Saturday-Night (Sound), 1992-American-Heart (Sound), 1991-Curly-Sue (Sound), 1988-Mr.-Fixit (Sound), 1980-Rough-Cut (Sound), 1977-New-York,-New-York (Sound), 1948-You-Were-Meant-for-Me (Sound), 1946-The-Show-Off (Sound), 1943-Thousands-Cheer (Sound), 1943-Harry-Parry-and-His-Radio-Rhythm-Club-Septet (Sound), 1936-King-of-Burlesque (Sound), 1928-Songs:-I-Wonder-and-I'm-More-Than-Satisfied (Sound), 1936-King-of-Burlesque (Performer), 1970-Pausenkatzen (Music Department), 1970-Pausenkatzen (Sound), 1957-Holiday (Sound), 1957-Holiday (in person), 2001-Jungle-Jazz:-Public-Enemy-#1 (in person), 2004-Harlem-Renaissance (Other), 1944-Take-It-or-Leave-It (Other), 1959-M-Squad (Sound), Great-Performances (Sound), 1972-Sanford-and-Son (Sound)
  • FATS (THOMAS) WALLER - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 178097
    THOMAS "FATS" WALLER Thomas "Fats" Waller signs a lined calendar page in pencil. Signature: "Fats Waller" in pencil, 2½x2 lined calendar page. In 1929, Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) wrote the score for the Broadway hit Hot Chocolates. His most famous song, "Ain't Misbehavin'", was introduced in the show, which featured Louis Armstrong.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • FATS (THOMAS) WALLER - AUTOGRAPH 01/30/1938 CO-SIGNED BY: BENNY GOODMAN, EILEEN  - HFSID 178305
    FATS WALLER and BENNY GOODMAN Fats Waller and Benny Goodman sign a guest register. Guest album page signed: "Benny Goodman" and "Thomas 'Fats' Waller." Identifiable among the other

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • FATS (THOMAS) WALLER - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED  - HFSID 178096
    THOMAS "FATS" WALLER Thomas "Fats" Waller signs an autograph musical quotation. Autograph Music Quotation signed: "Best Wishes/Thanks/Thomas 'Fats' Waller", 1p, 6x8¼. Bar of music

    Sale Price $2,550.00

    $3,000.00

  • FATS (THOMAS) WALLER - COLLECTION  - HFSID 91626
    THOMAS "FATS" WALLER Thomas "Fats" Waller sends an autograph letter of thanks for the visit included is the mailing envelope. Autograph Letter Signed: "Your loving friend and musical son/Thomas 'Fats' Waller", 2p, 5¼x8, separate sheets. Nottingham, 1939 May 19. On letterhead of The Country Hotel. Begins: "Dear Mother Florrie:-".

    Sale Price $1,487.50

    $1,750.00

  • FATS (THOMAS) WALLER - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED  - HFSID 145358
    THOMAS "FATS" WALLER Thomas "Fats" Waller signs a sepia picture postcard of him at a piano. Postcard Photograph signed: "'Fats' Waller". Sepia, 3½x5. In 1929, Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) wrote the score for the Broadway hit Hot Chocolates.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • FATS (THOMAS) WALLER - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED  - HFSID 177645
    THOMAS "FATS" WALLER Thomas "Fats" Waller signs a sepia picture postcard of him at a piano. Postcard Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/'Fats' Waller". Sepia, 3½x5. In 1929, Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) wrote the score for the Broadway hit Hot Chocolates.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

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