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Harry James Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HARRY JAMES
Born: March 15, 1916 in Albany, Georgia
Died: July 5, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Biography
Harry James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939, the year a young singer named Frank Sinatra made his first recordings with him. A popular favorite in the swing era, he continued to tour with a more jazz-oriented sound after the big bands waned in popularity.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2005-Rumor-Has-It... (Sound), 1987-Radio-Days (Sound), 2004-The-Aviator (Sound), 2000-The-Yards (Sound), 1998-The-Life-and-Times-of-Hank-Greenberg (Sound), 1956-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 2009-Johnny-Mercer:-The-Dream's-on-Me (Other), 1982-Showbiz-Goes-to-War (Other), Baseball (Sound), 1980-Raging-Bull (Sound), 1960-Peter-Gunn (Sound), 2002-Livshunger (Sound), 1997-The-Game (Sound), 2005-Great-Performances (Other), 1994-That's-Entertainment!-III (Other), 2009-Coco-Chanel-&-Igor-Stravinsky (Sound), 2007-The-Sopranos (Sound), 1957-Outlaw-Queen (Performer), 1956-The-Opposite-Sex (Performer), 1978-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1964-The-Hollywood-Palace (in person), 1959-The-Dinah-Shore-Chevy-Show (in person), 1958-The-Big-Beat (in person), 1956-The-Benny-Goodman-Story (in person), 1954-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood-Stars-on-Parade (in person), 1952-The-Jackie-Gleason-Show (in person), 1945-The-All-Star-Bond-Rally (in person), 1944-Road-to-Victory (in person), 1940-Too-Many-Girls (in person), 1991-Flirting (Sound), 2009-My-Music:-The-Big-Band-Years (Other), 1957-The-Lux-Show (Sound), 2001-The-Curse-of-the-Jade-Scorpion (Sound), 1961-Make-Room-for-Daddy (Performer), 1946-If-I'm-Lucky (Performer), 1969-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1953-1969-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1961-The-Best-of-the-Post (in person), 1960-The-Donna-Reed-Show (in person), 1950-I'll-Get-By (in person), 1947-Carnegie-Hall (in person), 1944-Bathing-Beauty (in person), 1943-Swing-Fever (in person), 1942-Syncopation (in person), 1945-Man-from-Oklahoma (Sound), 1998-Biography (Other), 1960-Perry-Como's-Kraft-Music-Hall (Sound), 2007-Emile-Norman:-By-His-Own-Design (Sound), 1997-Addicted-to-Love (Sound), 1955-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (Other), 1977-All-You-Need-Is-Love (Other), 1993-Lipstick-on-Your-Collar (Sound), 1946-Home,-Sweet-Homicide (Sound), 2000-My-Dog-Skip (Sound), 2000-My-Dog-Skip (Music Department), 1983-The-Sting-II (Performer), 1954-1955-Shower-of-Stars (Performer), 1946-Do-You-Love-Me (Performer), 1942-Trumpet-Serenade (Performer), 1980-Sinatra:-The-First-40-Years (in person), 1970-Happy-Days (in person), 1961-The-Ladies-Man (in person), 1958-The-30th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1957-Riot-in-Rhythm (in person), 1957-The-Bob-Hope-Show (in person), 1954-Leave-It-to-Harry (in person), 1953-How-to-Marry-a-Millionaire (in person), 1950-What's-My-Line (in person), 1946-Hollywood-Park (in person), 1944-The-Shining-Future (in person), 1993-American-Masters (Other), 2000-Small-Time-Crooks (Sound), 1999-The-Matrix (Sound), 1993-Swing-Kids (Sound), 1955-Screen-Snapshots-Series-34,-No.-6:-Hollywood-Shower-of-Stars (in person), 1950-Moments-in-Music (Other), 1989-Valentina (Sound), 2005-Bully-the-Kid (Sound), 2005-Bully-the-Kid (in person), 1996-Swingers (Sound), 2003-Mona-Lisa-Smile (Sound), 2003-The-Matrix-Revolutions (Sound), 1986-Hannah-and-Her-Sisters (Sound), 1970-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (Sound), 1950-Young-Man-with-a-Horn (Sound), 1937-New-Faces-of-1937 (Sound), 1950-Young-Man-with-a-Horn (Music Department), 1976-That's-Entertainment,-Part-II (Other), 1953-Harry-James-and-His-Music-Makers (Performer), 1944-Two-Girls-and-a-Sailor (Performer), 1942-Private-Buckaroo (Performer), 1976-John-Denver-and-Friend (in person), 1963-The-Jerry-Lewis-Show (in person), 1957-1958-The-Big-Record (in person), 1958-The-Lucy-Desi-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1954-Shower-of-Stars (in person), 1954-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1953-The-Name's-the-Same (in person), 1950-The-Jackpot (in person), 1948-On-Our-Merry-Way (in person), 1943-Best-Foot-Forward (in person), 1942-Springtime-in-the-Rockies (in person), 1937-Hollywood-Hotel (in person)
Theater Credits
Swing! - Music (December 9, 1999 - January 14, 2001), Sophisticated-Ladies - Music (March 1, 1981 - January 2, 1983), After-Midnight - Music (November 3, 2013 - Present)
  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 209341
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 209341
    HARRY JAMES Harry James signs an index card in blue ink. Signature: "Harry James", 3x5 index card. The son of circus performers, James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939. A popular favorite in the swing era, he continued to tour with a more jazz-oriented sound after the big bands waned in popularity.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 280720
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 280720
    HARRY JAMES Harry James signs a card in black ink. Signature: "Harry James", 3½x2½ card. Fine condition. Included 3½x2¾ envelope. Lightly soiled at upper margin. Lightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition. The son of circus performers, Harry James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 27053
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 27053
    HARRY JAMES The bandleader touts Chesterfield cigarettes. Autograph Letter signed: "Harry James", 1p, 6x9¼. On letterhead of the Hotel Lincoln. New York, New York, no date. To "Dear Sirs". In full: "I would like to say that I think 'Chesterfields' are the best cigarettes made. You may quote me.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 161051
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 161051
    HARRY JAMES Harry James signs an autograph sentiment on a card. Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely/Harry James", 3x1¾ card. The son of circus performers, James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 166492
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 166492
    HARRY JAMES Black and white publicity photograph of a middle aged Harry James playing his trumpet. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For 'John'/Best Regards/Harry James". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7¼x8¼ (one surface).

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 468
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 468
    HARRY JAMES Black and white publicity photograph of Harry James holding his horn. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/'Rupe'/Sincerely/Harry James". B/w, 8x10. Name imprinted at lower margin.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 48563
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 48563
    HARRY JAMES Black and white publicity photograph of an older Harry James playing his trumpet. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For John/Regards from/Harry James". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7¼x8¼ (one surface). Publicity photo captioned in lower margin.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 224713
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 224713
    HARRY JAMES Black and white publicity photograph of Harry James playing his trumpet. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Jane/Regards/Harry James". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8½ (one surface). Publicity photograph for "Harry James/and his BIG BAND".

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 285081
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 285081
    HARRY JAMES Harry James in a black tux with a black bow tie and white carnation Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/'Shirley Jeane'/Best Wishes/Harry James". B/w, 8x10. Name imprinted at lower margin.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 320471
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 320471
    HARRY JAMES Head and shoulders image in formal attire, holding his trumpet Inscribed Photograph signed: "to/Muriel -/Thanks for everything./Harry James". Sepia, 8x10. The son of circus performers, Harry James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 279849
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 279849
    HARRY JAMES Early black and white publicity photograph of Harry James holding his trumpet. Photograph inscribed and signed: "to/'Frank'/Sincerely/Harry James". B/w, 8x10. The son of circus performers, James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/05/1982  - HFSID 253110
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/05/1982 - HFSID 253110
    HARRY JAMES The bandleader signs this check made out to La Costa for $138.96 Check signed: "Harry James" in blue ink, 8¼x3½. Woodland Hills, California, September 5, 1982. Check no.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/11/1982  - HFSID 346116
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/11/1982 - HFSID 346116
    HARRY JAMES The bandleader pens his name on this check for the amount of $24.96 Check signed: "Harry James" in blue ink, 8¼x3½. Woodland Hills, California, November 11, 1982. Check no.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 41311
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 41311
    HARRY JAMES Early small black and white publicity photograph of Harry James holding his trumpet. Photograph signed: "Harry James". B/w, 3¼x5¼. Facsimile signature below genuine one.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 175163
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 175163
    HARRY JAMES Early black and white publicity photograph of Harry James holding his trumpet. Photograph signed: "Sincerely/Harry James". B/w, 8x10. The son of circus performers, James (1916-1983) was an outstanding trumpet player who left Benny Goodman's orchestra to form his own band in 1939.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 203711
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 203711
    HARRY JAMES Black and white publicity photograph of an older Harry James playing his trumpet. Photograph signed: "Sincerely/Harry James". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 6½x8¾ (one surface).

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 166397
    HARRY JAMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 166397
    HARRY JAMES Early small sepia publicity photograph of Harry James holding his trumpet. Photograph signed: "Harry James" below facsimile signature. Sepia, 5x6¾ overall, image 4¼x5¾ (one surface).

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • HARRY JAMES - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946  - HFSID 289002
    HARRY JAMES - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 - HFSID 289002
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Harry James's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by James, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!

    Sale Price $616.25

    $725.00

  • HARRY JAMES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 343588
    HARRY JAMES - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 343588
    HARRY JAMES The popular trumpet player signs this First Day Cover honoring the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers First Day Cover signed: "Harry James" in black ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, postmarked New York, New York, October 15, 1964. 5c stamp affixed.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • HARRY JAMES - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 285008
    HARRY JAMES - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 285008
    HARRY JAMES Black and white publicity photograph of Harry James holding his horn. Printed Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Diane/Harry James". B/w, 8x10. Name imprinted at lower margin.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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