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Jack Norworth Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JACK NORWORTH
Born: January 05, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: September 01, 1959 in Laguna Beach, California
Biography
Jack Norworth (1879-1959) was a vaudeville performer, singer and lyricist. His best remembered song is "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (music by Albert von Tilzer), written by Norworth as he rode a New York subway car and saw a sign for a Giants game at the Polo Grounds. He sang the song on stage with his first wife, Nora Bayard, in 1908. The tradition of singing it during the "seventh inning stretch" is only traceable back to 1934.) (Neither Norworth nor von Tilzer actually saw a Major League game until many years later). Norworth also wrote "Shine on Harvest Moon," an even bigger hit when first released, and many Tin Pan Alley favorites. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970). Joe Laurie, Jr. (1892-1954) was a popular vaudeville monologue comedian and a regular on the long-running radio comedy show Can You Top This?, beginning in 1940.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1945-The-Southerner (Performer), 1931-Season's-Greetings (Performer), 1931-The-Naggers'-Day-of-Rest (Performer), 1991-Only-the-Lonely (Sound), 1989-Shining-Time-Station (Sound), 1939-The-Flying-Deuces (Sound), 2010-The-Zombie-Nine (Sound), 1996-Space-Jam (Sound), 1991-K2 (Sound), 1990-Taking-Care-of-Business (Sound), Webster (Sound), 1949-Take-Me-Out-to-the-Ball-Game (Sound), 1944-Shine-on-Harvest-Moon (Sound), 2009-The-Perfect-Game (Sound), 1997-MGM-Sing-Alongs:-Friends (Sound), 1962-The-Bell-Telephone-Hour (Sound), 1956-Hey,-Jeannie! (Sound), 1933-Along-Came-Ruth (Sound), 2010-Jews-and-Baseball:-An-American-Love-Story (Sound), 2005-American-Dad! (Sound), 1994-The-Swan-Princess (Sound), 1992-A-League-of-Their-Own (Sound), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Sound), 1966-The-Hollywood-Palace (Sound), 1963-The-Judy-Garland-Show (Sound), 1956-Around-the-World-Revue (Sound), 1935-Tuned-Out (Sound), 2011-Mad (Sound), 1997-Homicide:-Life-on-the-Street (Sound), 1994-The-Scout (Sound), 1967-1968-Petticoat-Junction (Sound), 1951-I'll-See-You-in-My-Dreams (Sound), 1948-Base-Brawl (Sound), 2010-The-Cleveland-Show (Sound), 2008-The-Mummy:-Tomb-of-the-Dragon-Emperor (Sound), 2003-Down-with-Love (Sound), 1932-The-Heart-of-New-York (Sound), 1931-The-Naggards-Go-Rooting (Performer), 2013-Vampyre-Web (Sound), 2007-Bottom-of-the-9th:-Little-Big-League-III (Sound), 1997-American-Masters (Sound), 1994-Barney-Live!-In-New-York-City (Sound), 1987-Falcon-Crest (Sound), 1937-Bring-on-the-Girls (Sound), 2013-42 (Sound), 1994-Angels-in-the-Outfield (Sound), 1950-Nancy-Goes-to-Rio (Sound), 1963-The-Lucy-Show (Sound), 2012-The-Tonight-Show-with-Jay-Leno (Sound), 2012-Parks-and-Recreation (Sound), 2000-ESPN-SportsCentury (Sound), 1993-Sleepless-in-Seattle (Sound), 1991-Designing-Women (Sound), Mystery-Science-Theater-3000 (Sound), 1952-The-Winning-Team (Sound), 1951-The-Colgate-Comedy-Hour (Sound), 1936-The-Great-Ziegfeld (Sound), 1934-No-Contest! (Sound), The-Simpsons (Sound), 1995-Animaniacs (Sound), 1934-The-Song-of-Fame (Sound), 1948-The-Babe-Ruth-Story (Sound), 1949-1951-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 1930-The-Nagger-at-Breakfast (Performer), 1929-Queen-of-the-Night-Clubs (Performer), 1919-The-Crooked-Dagger (Performer), 1919-The-Crooked-Dagger (in person), 1952-1958-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 2002-Air-Bud:-Seventh-Inning-f_etch (Sound), The-Waltons (Sound), 1966-The-Sammy-Davis,-Jr.-Show (Sound), 1937-Ever-Since-Eve (Sound), 1936-Bengal-Tiger (Sound), 1952-1955-I-Love-Lucy (Sound), 1941-Meet-John-Doe (Sound), 2009-We-Believe (Sound), 2002-Uncle-Frank (Sound), 2000-Frequency (Sound), 1954-Name-That-Tune (Sound), 1953-The-Dennis-Day-Show (Sound), 1952-Dagmar's-Canteen (Sound), 1945-The-Naughty-Nineties (Sound), 2009-Saturday-Night-Live-Sports-Extra-'09 (Sound), 1963-Hollywood-and-the-Stars (Sound), 1990/I-My-Blue-Heaven (Sound), 1953-The-Kid-from-Left-Field (Sound), 1933-Knee-Deep-in-Music (Sound), 2008/I-Sugar (Sound), 2005-Game-6 (Sound), 2004-Mr-3000 (Sound), 2003-Hollywood's-Magical-Island:-Catalina (Sound), 1987-The-Princess-Bride (Sound), 1986-Off-Beat (Sound), 1952-The-Liberace-Show (Sound), 1934-A-Torch-Tango (Sound), 1933-The-Shanty-Where-Santy-Claus-Lives (Sound), 1952-All-Star-Revue (Performer), 2010-Undercover-Boss (Sound), 2004-Nine-Innings-from-Ground-Zero (Sound), 1992-'Allo-'Allo (Sound), 1934-Death-on-the-Diamond (Sound), 1933-California-Weather (Sound), 2012-Transatlantic-Coffee (Sound), 2010-Cop-Out (Sound), 2006-Saturday-Night-Live (Sound), 2006-The-Benchwarmers (Sound), 1994-Baseball (Sound), 1973-Magnavox-Presents-Frank-Sinatra (Sound), 1949-Look-for-the-Silver-Lining (Sound), 2013-The-Kings-of-Summer (Sound), 2010-Danville-2nd-Ward-Young-Men (Sound), 1995-Blue-in-the-Face (Sound), 1991-Hook (Sound), 1963-The-Danny-Kaye-Show (Sound), 1938-A-Slight-Case-of-Murder (Sound), 2012-Parental-Guidance (Sound), 2006-7th-Inning-Stretch (Sound), 1998-The-Life-and-Times-of-Hank-Greenberg (Sound), 1948-Let's-Sing-a-Song-About-the-Moonlight (Sound), 1938-Sidewalks-of-London (Sound), 2006-How-I-Met-Your-Mother (Sound), 2004-Two-and-a-Half-Men (Sound), 1998-Mob-Queen (Sound), 1996-The-Fan (Sound), 1932-Shine-on-Harvest-Moon (Sound)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
3-for-Tonight - Music (April 6, 1955 - June 18, 1955), The-Fabulous-Invalid - Performer (October 8, 1938 - December 3, 1938), On-Location - Performer (September 27, 1937 - October 1937), Ziegfeld-Follies-of-1931 - Music (July 1, 1931 - November 21, 1931), Lucky - Music (March 22, 1927 - May 21, 1927), Odds-and-Ends-of-1917 - Performer (November 19, 1917 - February 23, 1918), Roly-Poly-/-Without-the-Law - Performer (November 21, 1912 - January 11, 1913), Little-Miss-Fix-It - Performer (April 3, 1911 - December 1911), The-Jolly-Bachelors - Performer (January 6, 1910 - May 28, 1910), Ziegfeld-Follies-of-1909 - Music (June 14, 1909 - August 7, 1909), Miss-Innocence - Other (November 30, 1908 - May 1, 1909), Ziegfeld-Follies-of-1908 - Writing (June 15, 1908 - September 26, 1908), About-Town - Performer (August 30, 1906 - November 10, 1906), Simple-Simon-Simple - Writing (October 30, 1905 - November 4, 1905)
  • JACK NORWORTH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/07/1943 - HFSID 287891
    JACK NORWORTH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/07/1943 - HFSID 287891
    Chatty letter to his friend, comedian Joe Laurie, Jr., describing his travels through "dry" states where he can't get any Scotch. Many show business references! Autograph Letter signed in pencil: "Jake", 6 pages, 5½x8½. Wichita Falls, Texas, 1943 March 7.

    Price: $600.00

  • JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/14/1943 - HFSID 287887
    JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/14/1943 - HFSID 287887
    Writing to friend Joe Laurie, Jr. from Mineral Wells, Texas, on a rare day off from a tour Typed Letter signed: "Jack", 1 page, 8½x11. Mineral Wells, Texas, 1943 March 14. On letterhead of the Baker Hotel to "Dear Joey" [Laurie, Jr.].

    Price: $450.00

  • JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/29/1942 - HFSID 287888
    JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/29/1942 - HFSID 287888
    On the day of his arrival at Warner Bros. Studio, he signed this chatty TLS to vaudeville pal Joe Laurie, Jr., discussing war-related car problems and mentioning lots of names. Typed Letter signed: "Jack", 1 page, 8½x11. Burbank, California, 1942 June 29.

    Sale Price $382.50

    $450.00

  • JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/06 - HFSID 287890
    JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/06 - HFSID 287890
    Letter to Joe Laurie, Jr., saying he'd rather hock his banjo than beg money from Laurie again. Typed Letter signed: "Jake", 1 page, 8½x11. Burbank, California, August 6, no year, but postmarked in 1942. On letterhead of Warner Bros. West Coast Studios to "Dear Joe".

    Sale Price $382.50

    $450.00

  • JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/19/1942 - HFSID 287889
    JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/19/1942 - HFSID 287889
    Letter complaining that his friend Joe Laurie, Jr. has sent him the same lousy joke four times. Typed Letter signed: "Jake", 1 page, 8½x11. Burbank, California, 1942 August 19. On letterhead of Warner Bros. West Coast Studios to "Dear Joe" [Laurie, Jr.].

    Sale Price $382.50

    $450.00

  • JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1955 - HFSID 254218
    JACK NORWORTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1955 - HFSID 254218
    The writer of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" sends a TLS in 1955. He thanks the man for sending him two dollars and adds "I gave it to my pet charity. A 25¢ slot machine in Las Vegas." Typed Letter signed: "Jack Norworth", 1p, 8½x11. Laguna Beach, California, 1955 November 24. To Mr.

    Price: $900.00

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