Woody Guthrie Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: July 14, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma
Died: October 4, 1967 in New York City, New York
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The most important American folk singer and songwriter of the first half of the 20th Century, Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) wrote more than 1,000 songs, many of them standards such as "This Land Is Your Land" (1940), "Grand Coulee Dam" (1941), "Talking Dust Bowl" (1950), and numerous others, many of which are still covered by folk, country, rock, and even pop musicians. Guthrie left home at 15 to ride the rails as a hobo, and his songs are fed by his many experiences in hobo and migrant worker camps and among the dispossessed of the Great Depression. Guthrie's songs are strongly left-leaning, with great sympathy for labor unions and farmer groups; he even wrote for Communist newspapers in the 1940s. Guthrie was especially popular as a recording artist in the 1940s, with many live performances as a member of the political folk group the Almanac Singers. Folk singers like Bob Dylan rediscovered his recordings in the 1950s and 1960s and revived his popularity. By this time, Guthrie was suffering from the effects of Huntington's disease, the illness that eventually caused his demise.
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2009/I Up in the Air (Sound), 2007 Evan Almighty (Sound), 2007 King of California (Sound), 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Sound), 2005 Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Sound), 2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Sound), 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (Sound), 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (Sound), 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (Sound), 1948 They Live by Night (Sound), 1948 They Live by Night (Music Department), 2006 Video on Trial (Other), 2003 Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty (Other), 1988 A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly (Other), 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (Other), 2012 Fringe (Sound), 2001 ABC 2002 (Music Department), 2011 Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya (Sound), 2010 Love & Other Drugs (Sound), 2010 GasLand (Sound), 1999 d_rop Dead Gorgeous (Sound), 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (Sound), 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story (Sound), 2008 Religulous (Sound), 2008 War, Inc. (Sound), 2007 Lobster Wars (Sound), 2006 Just Like the Son (Sound), 2006 Revolution (Sound), 2006 Driving Lessons (Sound), 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (Sound), 2001 Blow (Sound), 1999 Mumford (Sound), 1999 Jesus' Son (Sound), 1992 Bob Roberts (Sound), 1989 Roger & Me (Sound), 1982 We'll Meet Again (Sound), 1979 M*A*S*H (Sound), 1976 Bound for Glory (Sound), 1965 Shindig! (Sound), 1965 Convoy (Sound), 1958 The 6.5 Special (Sound), 1976 Bound for Glory (Writer), 1976 Bound for Glory (Performer), 2005-2006 American Masters (Other), 1977 All You Need Is Love (Other), The Simpsons (Sound), 2012 The Dust Bowl (Sound), 2010 So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh (Sound), 1997 This Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie (Sound), 1997 This Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie (in person), 2008 The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New (Other), 2013 The Mindy Project (Sound), 2006 Cándida (Sound), 2012 The Marty Stuart Show (Sound), 2009 American Casino (Sound), Cold Case (Sound), American Masters (Sound), 2014 Trophy Wife (Sound), 2013 Charlie Victor Romeo (Sound), 2010 Rock-Suomi (Sound), 2007 From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks (Sound), 2006 The Departed (Sound), 2006 Wanderlust (Sound), 2000 Steal This Movie (Sound), 1991 Dogfight (Sound), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Sound), 1973 Slither (Sound), 1969 Alice's Restaurant (Sound), 2005 This Machine Kills Fascists (Other), 1999 Man in the Sand (Other), 1984 Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 2008 Food, Inc. (Sound), 2008 It Might Get Loud (Sound), 2008 The Strangers (Sound), 2005 This Divided State (Sound), 2003-2005 Independent Lens (Sound), 1998 Stepmom (Sound), 1992 The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods (Sound), 1992 Hobo (Sound), 1940 The Fight for Life (Performer), 1947 To Hear Your Banjo Play (in person), 2003 Get Up, Stand Up (Other), 2001 Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century (Other), 1996 America's Music: The Roots of Country (Other), 2011 The Ambassador (Sound), 2009 House M.D. (Sound)
  • WOODY GUTHRIE The songwriter and folk singer penned this undated letter and his signature about a possible job at the California radio station KGIL Autograph Letter Signed: "Woody Guthrie". Pencil notations near top left, left edge and bottom right corner, all in unknown hand. read more...

    Sale Price $5,950.00


  • Folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie wrote this manuscript for a proposed series of albums with Asch Record Company, only one of which, Struggle: Documentary #1, was ever released. This rare document, signed with Guthrie's rank in the U. S. Army and his service number, chronicles a confrontation with a racist soldier and gives insight into this reluctant soldier's time in the Armed Forces during World War II! read more...

    Sale Price $15,300.00


  • WOODY GUTHRIE Royalty agreement with Pete Seeger's music publisher, People's Songs, signed twice by the folk singer, who has also handwritten the song title, "Build a House." Document Signed Twice: "Woody Guthrie", 4 pages, 8½x11. No place, No date, but circa 1946. read more...

    Sale Price $2,550.00


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