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Tommy Dorsey Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

TOMMY DORSEY
Born: November 19, 1905 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Died: November 26, 1956 in Greenwich, Connecticut
Biography | show moreshow less
Brothers Thomas Francis "TOMMY" DORSEY, Jr. (1905-1956) and James Francis "JIMMY" DORSEY (1904-1957) formed their first band, Dorsey's Novelty Six, in 1920. In 1927, their orchestra, which featured Tommy on trombone, became The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra; its members included Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby. In 1935, Tommy quit after a disagreement with his brother and formed a band of his own from the remnants of Joe Haymes' orchestra. His theme song was "Sentimental" ("I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"), which was first recorded in 1932 by a pick-up recording group under the Dorsey Brothers. Frank Sinatra became one of Tommy's vocalists, resulting in a number of Top 10 hits for the orchestra leader. The brothers reunited in 1953, led mainly by Tommy, but with Jimmy prominently featured, and earning national publicity through the Dorseys' own TV program, Stage Show, on CBS (1955-1956).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2008-Bitter-&-Twisted (Sound), 2005-Anytown,-USA (Sound), 1951-Universal-Name-Band-Musical-7301:-Tommy-Dorsey-and-His-Orchestra (Sound), 1948-A-Song-Is-Born (Sound), 1945-Thrill-of-a-Romance (Sound), 1942-Ship-Ahoy (Sound), 1948-A-Song-Is-Born (Performer), 1970-Music-on-2 (in person), 1950-1955-What's-My-Line (in person), 1954-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1954-The-George-Jessel-Show (in person), 1951-Universal-Name-Band-Musical-7301:-Tommy-Dorsey-and-His-Orchestra (in person), 1947-The-Fabulous-Dorseys (in person), 1945-Thrill-of-a-Romance (in person), 1943-Presenting-Lily-Mars (in person), 1942-Ship-Ahoy (in person), 1976-That's-Entertainment,-Part-II (Other), 2012-Boardwalk-Empire (Sound), 2012/I-Sparkle (Sound), 1955-1956-Stage-Show (in person), 1955-The-George-Gobel-Show (Sound), The-Andy-Griffith-Show (Sound), 1963-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (Other), 1990-Where-the-Heart-Is (Sound), 1943-Girl-Crazy (Sound), 1943-Girl-Crazy (Performer), 1943-Upbeat-in-Music (in person), 1943-I-Dood-It (in person), 1998-Biography (Other), 1941-Birth-of-the-Blues (Other), 1977-All-You-Need-Is-Love (Other), 2009-Big-River-Man (Sound), 1977-Annie-Hall (Sound), 1953-The-Dorsey-Brothers'-Encore (in person), 1951-Disc-Jockey (in person), 1943-Swing-Fever (in person), 1941-Las-Vegas-Nights (in person), 2009-My-Music:-The-Big-Band-Years (Other), 1981-This-Is-Elvis (Other), 1964-Amigos-del-martes (Other), 1929-High-Hat (in person), 2008-Mad-Men (Sound), 2006-Cold-Case (Sound), 2003-The-Human-Stain (Sound), 2002-Hart's-War (Sound), 1999-RKO-281 (Sound), 1998-Frank-Lloyd-Wright (Sound), 1996-President-i-yego-zhenshchina (Sound), 1990-The-Exorcist-III (Sound), 1987-Radio-Days (Sound), 1944-Broadway-Rhythm (Sound), 1943-Du-Barry-Was-a-Lady (Sound), 1934-Mirrors (Sound), 1943-Du-Barry-Was-a-Lady (Performer), 1953-1955-The-Jackie-Gleason-Show (in person), 1944-Broadway-Rhythm (in person), 1946-The-Great-Morgan (Other), 2008-Crips-and-Bloods:-Made-in-America (Sound)
  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 41641
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 41641
    TOMMY DORSEY Index card signed by big band leader Tommy Dorsey in blue ink Signature: "Tommy/Dorsey". 5x3 card mounted to a sheet of white paper. Brothers TOMMY DORSEY (1905-1956, born Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania) and

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ZIGGY ELMAN, ADRIENNE AMES - HFSID 167020
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ZIGGY ELMAN, ADRIENNE AMES - HFSID 167020
    TOMMY DORSEY and ZIGGY ELMAN. Signatures: "Tommy/Dorsey" and "Ziggy Elman", and, on verso: "To Bob-/Best Wishes/Adrienne Ames", 4¼x5¼. TOMMY DORSEY (1905-1956), bandleader and musician of the 1930s and 1940s, was known as "That Sentimental Gentleman of Swing".

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 175943
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 175943
    TOMMY DORSEY Pink album leaf signed "Sincerely" in blue ink by big band leader Tommy Dorsey, with small b/w magazine photo Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely/Tommy Dorsey" in blue ink. 5½x4½ with rounded right corners. With 3¼x1¾ b/w magazine photo affixed near right edge.

    Sale Price $432.00

    $480.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 322023
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 322023
    TOMMY DORSEY Dorsey signs his name "Sincerely" Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely/Tommy Dorsey", in black ink, 4½x6. Brothers TOMMY DORSEY (1905-1956, born Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 178856
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 178856
    TOMMY DORSEY Black and white publicity photograph of Tommy Dorsey with his hands clasped in front of him. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Irwin/Sincerely/Tommy Dorsey". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 6¾x8¾ (one surface).

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 153594
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 153594
    TOMMY DORSEY Black and white publicity photograph of Tommy Dorsey with his hands clasped in front of him Inscribed photograph signed "To John Robson, Jr./Best Wishes/ Sincerely/Tommy Dorsey" in green ink. B/w, 8¼x9½ overall, 6¾x8¾ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/23/1951  - HFSID 265375
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/23/1951 - HFSID 265375
    TOMMY DORSEY. Check signed: "Thomas F Dorsey Jr", 8¾x3¼. New York, 1951 January 23. Check No. 150, drawn on the account of TOMDOR Enterprises, Inc. at the Chase Manhattan Bank, Rockefeller Center Branch, payable to State Amusement Corp. for $5237.79.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 266611
    TOMMY DORSEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 266611
    TOMMY DORSEY. Photograph signed: "Sincerely/Tommy Dorsey". B/w, 8x10. Captioned in lower margin. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey formed an orchestra together in the early 1930s known as The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra; it included Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • TOMMY DORSEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/20/1946  - HFSID 253107
    TOMMY DORSEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/20/1946 - HFSID 253107
    TOMMY DORSEY. Typed DS: "T Dorsey", 1p, 81/2x11. Headed: "MUSICAL PROGRAM WORKSHEET", dated by Dorsey: "6/20/46". Signed on stamped agreement in bottom right corner. For the program "Casino Gardens - Dorsey", which ran on Thursday, June 20, 1946 from 9:30-10:30 PST.

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • FRANK SINATRA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: TOMMY DORSEY - HFSID 293335
    FRANK SINATRA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: TOMMY DORSEY - HFSID 293335
    FRANK SINATRA and TOMMY DORSEY Extremely rare 5x7 black and white photograph showing Dorsey in a suit and tie; also signed by Frank Sinatra who began his career singing vocals in Dorsey's band. Photograph signed: "Tommy Dorsey" and "Frank Sinatra" in blue ink. B/w 5x7.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • JIMMY DORSEY - COLLECTION 08/06/1946 WITH TOMMY DORSEY - HFSID 289948
    JIMMY DORSEY - COLLECTION 08/06/1946 WITH TOMMY DORSEY - HFSID 289948
    A pair of consent forms authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce the Dorsey signatures and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. Each brother has signed his own document twice, once to give consent and again as a sample autograph. A perfectly verified pair of examples!

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

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