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Ray Bolger Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

RAY BOLGER
Born: January 10, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1987 in Los Angeles, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Dancer and actor Ray Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930s musicals such as On Your Toes. His best-remembered stage role was a starring one in Where's Charley?(1948), a role he reprised in the film version (1952). Bolger will always be remembered and loved as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939). After hosting his own TV variety show in the early 1950s, he was a frequent and popular guest on TV shows through the 1970s. Byron Palmer (1920-2009) was an American film and stage actor and singer. After his performance as the second lead in Where's Charley? He began his film career in Tonight We Sing? (1953). Some of his other films include Man in the Attic (1953), Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) and Glory (1956). In 1955 he began a television career alongside Joan Weldon in This Is Your Music a syndicated musical program with the pair performing America's best loved songs.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1958-The-Big-Record (in person), 1978-ABC's-Silver-Anniversary-Celebration (in person), 1962-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1958-1959-General-Electric-Theater (Performer), 1955-MGM-Parade (Sound), 2009-Johnny-Mercer:-The-Dream's-on-Me (Other), 2009-To-Oz!-The-Making-of-a-Classic (Other), 1985-The-Walt-Disney-Comedy-and-Magic-Revue (Other), 1955-MGM-Parade (Other), 1949-Make-Mine-Laughs (Other), 1994-That's-Entertainment!-III (Other), 1969-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 1961-The-Bell-Telephone-Hour (Sound), 2008-The-O'Reilly-Factor (Other), 1978-1982-Fantasy-Island (Performer), 1981-Aloha-Paradise (Performer), 1979-Just-You-and-Me,-Kid (Performer), 1978-1979-Little-House-on-the-Prairie (Performer), 1978-Three-on-a-Date (Performer), 1970-1972-The-Partridge-Family (Performer), 1971-Nanny-and-the-Professor (Performer), 1953-1955-Where's-Raymond (Performer), 1949-Look-for-the-Silver-Lining (Performer), 1942-Four-Jacks-and-a-Jill (Performer), 1941-Sunny (Performer), 1939-The-Wizard-of-Oz (Performer), 1984-The-56th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1979-Good-Morning-America (in person), 1979-The-51st-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1963-1967-Password-All-Stars (in person), 1959-Sunday-Showcase (in person), 1958-1959-The-Dinah-Shore-Chevy-Show (in person), 1954-A-Star-Is-Born-World-Premiere (in person), 1938-Electrical-Power (in person), 1984-Diff'rent-Strokes (Performer), 1979-Battlestar-Galactica (Performer), 1979-Heaven-Only-Knows (Performer), 1978-Baretta (Performer), 1966-The-Jean-Arthur-Show (Performer), 1962-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1952-Where's-Charley (Performer), 1946-The-Harvey-Girls (Performer), 1926-Carrie-of-the-Chorus:-The-Berth-Mark (Performer), 1985-That's-Dancing! (in person), 1985-The-Whimsical-World-of-Oz (in person), 1963-1976-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1975-The-29th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1975-At-Long-Last-Cole (in person), 1956-1961-What's-My-Line (in person), 1943-Stage-Door-Canteen (in person), 2009-The-Yellow-Brick-Road-and-Beyond (Other), 2001-Life-with-Judy-Garland:-Me-and-My-Shadows (Sound), 1992-Legends-of-the-West (Other), 2000-The-Legend-Floyd:-The-Dark-Side-of-the-Rainbow (Other), 2001-Hildegarde (Sound), 1956-Ford-Star-Jubilee (Other), 2008-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-Treasure (Other), 2005-The-Art-of-Imagination:-A-Tribute-to-Oz (Other), 1970-The-Hollywood-Palace (Other), 1961-The-DuPont-Show-of-the-Week (Other), 2005-Because-of-the-Wonderful-Things-It-Does:-The-Legacy-of-Oz (Other), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Sound), 1958-Val-Parnell's-Sunday-Night-at-the-London-Palladium (in person), 2005-Biography (Other), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Other), 1970-The-Partridge-Family (Sound), 1983-Peter-and-the-Magic-Egg (Performer), 1976-Captains-and-the-Kings (Performer), 1976-The-Entertainer (Performer), 1966-The-Daydreamer (Performer), 1938-The-Girl-of-the-Golden-West (Performer), 1977-Tomorrow-Coast-to-Coast (in person), 1976-The-48th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1971-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1968-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1965-1967-The-Hollywood-Palace (in person), 1966-The-Dean-Martin-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1966-The-Match-Game (in person), 1960-1966-The-Bell-Telephone-Hour (in person), 1963-The-Christophers (in person), 1961-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (in person), 1961-The-15th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1960-Celebrity-Golf (in person), 1957-The-George-Gobel-Show (in person), 2004-Broadway:-The-American-Musical (Other), 1997-American-Masters (Other), 2010-A-Star-Is-Born:-Special-Features (Other), 2009-The-Tonight-Show-with-Conan-O'Brien (Other), 1998-Quest-for-Camelot-Sing-Alongs (Sound), 1954-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 1939-Houston-Post-Contest-Winners-Arrive-in-Los-Angeles (in person), 2008-The-Age-of-Believing:-The-Disney-Live-Action-Classics (Other), 2006-Boffo!-Tinseltown's-Bombs-and-Blockbusters (Other), 1953-1954-Where's-Raymond (Sound), 2004-Remembering-'Battlestar-Galactica' (Other), 1990-The-Wonderful-Wizard-of-Oz:-50-Years-of-Magic (Other), 1979-The-Runner-Stumbles (Performer), 1977-1979-The-Love-Boat (Performer), 1961-Babes-in-Toyland (Performer), 1952-April-in-Paris (Performer), 1943-Forever-and-a-Day (Performer), 1938-Sweethearts (Performer), 1937-Rosalie (Performer), 2004-American-Masters (in person), 1979-The-Making-of-'The-Wizard-of-Oz' (in person), 1972-Omnibus (in person), 1972-Dinah's-Place (in person), 1970-The-Bob-Hope-Show (in person), 1964-The-Judy-Garland-Show (in person), 1961-1962-I've-Got-a-Secret (in person), 1962-The-16th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1960-The-Revlon-Revue (in person), 1960-The-14th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1956-1958-Perry-Como's-Kraft-Music-Hall (in person), 1956-1957-Washington-Square (in person), 1955-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood-Plays-Golf (in person), 1955-Max-Liebman-Presents:-Big-Time (in person), 1952-The-Colgate-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1936-The-Great-Ziegfeld (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Come-Summer - Performer (March 18, 1969 - March 22, 1969), All-American - Performer (March 19, 1962 - May 26, 1962), Where's-Charley - Performer (January 29, 1951 - March 10, 1951), Where's-Charley - Performer (October 11, 1948 - September 9, 1950), Three-to-Make-Ready - Performer (March 7, 1946 - December 14, 1946), By-Jupiter - Performer (June 3, 1942 - June 12, 1943), Keep-Off-the-Grass - Performer (May 23, 1940 - June 29, 1940), On-Your-Toes - Performer (April 11, 1936 - January 23, 1937), George-White's-Scandals-[1931] - Performer (September 14, 1931 - March 5, 1932), Heads-Up - Performer (November 11, 1929 - March 15, 1930), A-Night-in-Paris - Performer (July 26, 1926 - October 30, 1926), The-Merry-World - Performer (June 8, 1926 - August 21, 1926), Life-b_egins-at-8:40 - Performer (August 27, 1934 - March 16, 1935)
  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 160165
    RAY BOLGER Ray Bolger writes to a fan about his job being to make people happy. Rare Autograph Letter Signed: "Dear David/I hope this finds you/in a cheerful mood./My job in life is to help/make people happy!/It's the best job in/the world!/Pleasant thoughts!/Ray Bolger", 3½x4¼. On personal note paper.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/30/1980  - HFSID 218239
    THE WIZARD OF OZ: RAY BOLGER The Scarecrow writes about Dorothy and the Tin Man. ALS: "Ray Bolger" 1p, 7¼x10½. Beverly Hills, 1980 January 30. To Robert Tom. In full: "I think it is terrible that your pictures signed by my late friend Jack Haley have gone astray.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 218007
    RAY BOLGER Ray Bolger writes a note to a sweetheart for her birthday on a See's Candy card. Autograph Note Signed: "A sweet for my/sweet on her/birthday Oct 7, 1978/love/Ray", 3½x2 See's Candy card. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 160164
    RAY BOLGER Autograph note signed with "All the best!" by Ray Bolger on his personalized stationery. Bolger was the Scarecrow in the 1939 film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Autograph note signed "To/David Wood/All the best!/Ray Bolger" in blue ink. 1 page, 3½x4¼, on Bolger's personalized stationery.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 19125
    RAY BOLGER Bolger signs an index card in black ink for a fan Autograph note signed: "To/Jim/All the best!/Ray Bolger" on verso of 5x3 ruled index card. Typed name and birth date at upper margin, brief biography typed at lower margin. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso date this autograph as "Dec. 21, 1952", obtained at the "Colgate Comedy Hour".

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 278285
    RAY BOLGER Bolger signs a 4x4 paper for a fan in pencil Autograph note signed: "To-/Betty/Best always/Ray Bolger", 4x4 on piece of paper attached to cardboard of the same size. Dancer and actor Ray Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930s musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPH STATEMENT SIGNED 04/23/1976  - HFSID 218005
    RAY BOLGER. Autograph Statement Signed: "Ray Bolger". 1p, 5½x11. Culver City, California, 1976 April 23. To W.E. Duval, County Assessor's Office. In full: "There evidently some error in the enclosed from your office. In the first place the address of my residence is 618 No. Bev. Dr. not 615.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 179874
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Bill/All the best!/Ray Bolger". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 8¾x6¾ (one surface). Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 224906
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Leon Norbutt/from/The Scarecrow/of/Oz/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. As "The Scarecrow". Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 250334
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Ron/from his friend/The Scarecrow of Oz/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. As "The Scarecrow". Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 251426
    RAY BOLGER. Early Vintage Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Ferly/may you have/as much success in/business as I/have in dancing/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. Ink note (unknown hand) in lower margin: "5th interview".

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 252552
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Roberta/from/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. Depicted in character as "The Scarecrow" in a still from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. ©1955, Loew's Inc. Captioned at lower margin.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 169035
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Rob/Best wishes/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101114
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dana E Clarke/Kindest regards/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101115
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dana All the best!/Ray Bolger". B/w, 10x8. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101117
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dana Clarke/ All the best!/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101118
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Dana Clarke/From her Friend/The Scarecrow/of Oz/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. As "The Scarecrow". Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: "11-6-84". Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101119
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Dana Clarke/From/The/Scarecrow/of/Oz/Ray/Bolger". B/w, 8x10. As "The Scarecrow". Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 74271
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph inscribed and signed: "best!/Ray Bolger". B/w, 8x10. Shown with Doris Day in still from the film April in Paris, Warner Bros. Television. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 50892
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger". Color, 10x8. Photograph of a movie still from the film The Wizard of Oz. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 50896
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger". Color, 10x8. Still from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, picturing Bolger as "the Scarecrow", Jack Haley as "the Tin Man" and Judy Garland as Dorothy.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 50898
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger". Color, 10x8. Photograph of a movie still from the film The Wizard of Oz. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 50901
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger". Color, 10x8. Still from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, picturing Bolger as "the Scarecrow", Judy Garland as Dorothy and Jack Haley as "the Tin Man".

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 50902
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger". Color, 10x8. Photograph of a movie still from the film The Wizard of Oz. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 50903
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger". Color, 10x8. Still from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, picturing Judy Garland as Dorothy and Bolger as "the Scarecrow". Dancer and actor Ray Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930s musicals such as On Your Toes.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 251428
    RAY BOLGER. Photograph signed: "Raymond W. Bolger". B/w, 2½x3. Bolger (1904-1987) began his dancing career on vaudeville and then moved to Broadway in 1930's musicals such as On Your Toes. His best-remembered stage role was a starring one in Where's Charley (1948), a role he reprised in the film version (1952).

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • RAY BOLGER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 341560
    RAY BOLGER Photograph of the dancer and actor in a suit and bowtie, signed in blue felt tip (4x5) Photograph signed: "Ray Bolger", in blue felt tip, B/w 4x5. Printed signature beneath center.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • RAY BOLGER - CONTRACT SIGNED 05/06/1981  - HFSID 251422
    RAY BOLGER. DS: "Ray Bolger". 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1981 May 6. Engagement Contract between Bolger and Jack Morton Productions contracting his act at the Greenbrier for one appearance on

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • RAY BOLGER - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/03/1940  - HFSID 218004
    RAY BOLGER The actor who played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz signs a contract on September 3, 1940 to perform his comedy at the Winsor Theatre in New York City Contract signed: "Ray Bolger". 1p, 8x14. New York, New York, 1940 September 3.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • RAY BOLGER - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/25/1940  - HFSID 251423
    RAY BOLGER. DS: "Ray Bolger". 1p, 8½x11. New York, New York, 1940 September 25. Engagement Contract between Bolger and the William Morris Agency contracting his act at the Chicago Theatre for one week commencing November 22, 1940, for which he will be paid the sum of $2,500.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

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