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Horace Heidt Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HORACE HEIDT
Born: May 21, 1901 in Alameda, California
Died: December 01, 1986 in Los Angeles, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Heidt (1901-1986), who had a childhood stammer and a seeming lack of interest in music, seemed an unlikely candidate for one of the most successful big band leaders of the late 1930s and early 1940s. He preferred football, but a back injury in college ended any football dreams that he might have had. To make a living, Heidt organized his first band, Horace Heidt and the Californians, in 1923. The band got bigger, went through some name changes and finally hit it big in 1936, when they got their first radio broadcast from the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois as Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights. The show, Heidt's Pot O' Gold, ran for nine years and included an on-air cash giveaway that helped the show retain its popularity. Heidt's hits include Gone with the Wind(1937), Little Heaven of the Seven Seas(1937) Ti-Pi-Tin(1938), The Man with the Mandolin(1939) and The Hut-Hut Song(1941). A number of important musicians and singers got their start with Heidt's band, including singers the King Sisters, Gordon MacRae and Art Carney, composer Frank DeVol, guitarist Alvino Rey, pianist Frankie Carle and Jess Stacy and trumpeter Bobby Hackett. Heidt turned his attention from big band music as musical tastes changed and started investing in hotels and other property, making him one of the wealthiest men in the entertainment business by the 1950s.
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  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321683
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 321683
    The band leader signs his name in blue ink next to an attached newspaper photograph Signatures: "Horace/Heidt", in blue ink, 5¼x4½. Unsigned newspaper photograph affixed on lower right corner.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: LARRY - HFSID 321724
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 321724
    Famed bandleader and one of his vocalists sign their name in black ink Signature: "Horace/ Heidt" and "Larry Cotton" in black ink. 1 page, 5½x4½. Photograph of the band leader affixed in right margin.

    Price: $260.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 322019
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 322019
    The leader of Horace Heidt and His Orchestra pens a note to a fan Autograph note signed: "To 'Donald',/Sincerely,/Horace Heidt", 6x4½ album leaf.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 225341
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 225341
    Small yellow-toned b/w photo by Murray Korman of big band leader Horace Heidt in a white tux, signed "Sincerely" in blue ink Inscribed photograph signed "To/'Seymour'/Sincerely/Horace/Heidt" in blue ink. B/w yellow-toned, 5x7 overall, 4¼x6½ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $357.00

    $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 279855
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 279855
    B/w bust photo by Coburn of big band leader Horace Heidt in a suit and tie, signed "Your [sic] a great bunch and hope to see you soon" Inscribed photograph signed "To/'Frankie'-/Your [sic] a great bunch and/hope to see you soon/Horace Heidt" in blue ink.

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 284027
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 284027
    Inscribed photo, dressed in tux with boutonniere Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/'Rod'/Sincerely/Horace Heidt". B/W 8x10 overall, 7¼x9 image. Heidt (1901-1986) was one of the most successful big band leaders of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 291236
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 291236
    Shown in dinner jacket, with his hands clasped Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/'Nancy'/Sincerely/Horace Heidt". B/w, 8x10.

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200107
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200107
    B/w photograph of a smiling Horace Heidt in a suit and tie, signed "Sincerely" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Sherry,/Sincerely,/Horace Heidt". B/w, 8x10 overall, 7¼x8¾ image, one surface. Photograph by Columbia Recording and MCA.

    Sale Price $357.00

    $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1939 - HFSID 88343
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1939 - HFSID 88343
    Sepia-toned photograph of big band leader Horace Heidt by Murray Korman in a white tux, signed "I can never thank you enough for your kindness" in 1939 Inscribed photograph signed "To/My Dear Friend/'Clarissa Start'/ -/ Sincerely/Horace Heidt/1939" in blue ink.

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 76906
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 76906
    Rare b/w band photo taken at the 1974 reunion on Horace Heidt's band the Musical Knights, signed "Sincerely" by Heidt in blue ink Photograph signed "1974 Reunion of the/'Musical Knights'/Sincerely/Horace Heidt in blue ink.…"

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200108
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200108
    B/w bust photo of a smiling Horace Heidt in a suit and tie, signed "Sincerely" Photograph signed "Sincerely/Horace Heidt". B/w, 8x10 overall, 7¼x9 image, one surface. Photo by Columbia Recordings and MCA. Captioned: "HORACE HEDIT/And His Musical Knights".

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200106
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200106
    7¼x9¼ b/w Maurice Seymour publicity photo of big band leader Horace Heidt with harpist and sideman Lysbeth Hughes, signed "Very Sincerely" Inscribed photograph signed "To/'Sherry/Sussman'/Very Sincerely/Horace Hei/Heidt". MCA photo credit label on verso.

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1982 - HFSID 180113
    HORACE HEIDT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1982 - HFSID 180113
    B/w full-length publicity photo of Horace Heidt, baton in hand and leading a band in front of a microphone, signed "Sincerely" in blue ink in 1982 Photograph signed "Sincerely/Horace Heidt/1982" in blue ink. B/w, 10x7¾ image, 9½x7¼ overall, one surface.

    Price: $420.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 221726
    HORACE HEIDT - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 221726
    1948 envelope commemorating the discovery of gold in California, signed by big band leader Horace Heidt, with two b/w magazine photos of Heidt on verso Commemorative envelope signed "Horace Heidt". Black ink notations on verso and pencil notations under flap, both in unknown hand.

    Price: $180.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED CIRCA 1942 CO-SIGNED BY: DOROTHY - HFSID 102033
    HORACE HEIDT - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED CIRCA 1942 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 102033
    Signed 1942 b/w bust pencil sketch by Dorothy A. Ahrens of big band leader Horace Heidt Inscribed illustration signed: "To/'Dorothea'/You certainly/have a great/talent, and future./Sincerely/Horace Heidt". B/w, 12x15¾ overall, 10x12 image, one surface.

    Sale Price $391.00

    $460.00

  • HORACE HEIDT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1949 - HFSID 27042
    HORACE HEIDT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1949 - HFSID 27042
    Big band leader Horace Heidt signed this typed letter on his personalized stationery to a fan in 1949. Typed letter signed "Horace Heidt". 1 page, 8½x11, on Heidt's personalized stationery. Oct. 12, 1949. Addressed to Mr. Carleton Lloyd, Yorkville, New York.

    Price: $460.00

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