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Xavier Cugat Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

XAVIER CUGAT
Born: January 1, 1900 in Girona, Girona, Cataluña, Spain
Died: October 27, 1990 in Barcelona, Spain
Biography | show moreshow less
Orchestra leader Xavier Cugat (1900-1990) is best known as "The Rumba King" for introducing U. S. audiences to Latin rhythms. Born in Spain, Cugat grew up in Havana, and the teenaged violin prodigy toured with Enrico Caruso before coming to the U. S. Cugat worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times while organizing his first bands, and by 1928, he and his band were playing at the Cocoanut Grove in Hollywood. Cugat appeared in a number of feature films, usually as himself. His wives included singer Abbe Lane (1952 until their divorce in 1963) and entertainer Charo (1966 until their divorce in 1978).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1930-Captain-Thunder (Sound), 1930-Un-fotografo-distraido (Director), 1955-The-Colgate-Comedy-Hour (Other), 1980-Bye-Bye-Brasil (Sound), 2005-The-Matador (Sound), 1948-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 2006-De-l'Havana-a-Barcelona (Other), 2007-2011-Memories-de-la-tele (Other), 1994-Entertaining-the-Troops (Other), 2006-Happy-Feet (Sound), 1995-Camerieri (Sound), 2008-Kit-Kittredge:-An-American-Girl (Sound), 1963-The-Lightship (Performer), 1936-Go-West-Young-Man (Performer), 1990-La-parada (in person), 1976-Especial-Nochevieja-1976 (in person), 1970-Elvis:-That's-the-Way-It-Is (in person), 1970-The-Phynx (in person), 1969-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1965-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1958-The-Voice-of-Firestone (in person), 1951-1958-What's-My-Line (in person), 1956-The-Eddy-Duchin-Story (in person), 1951-Songs-for-Sale (in person), 1949-Mighty-Manhattan,-New-York's-Wonder-City (in person), 1949-Neptune's-Daughter (in person), 1948-Luxury-Liner (in person), 1944-Bathing-Beauty (in person), 1943-Stage-Door-Canteen (in person), 2011-The-Tale-of-a-Fairy (Sound), 2001-Night-at-the-Golden-Eagle (Sound), 1962-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1984-Roots-of-Rhythm (Other), 2003-Las-Vegas (Sound), 1987-Radio-Days (Sound), 1989-Mas-estrellas-que-en-el-cielo (in person), 1933-The-Man-from-Monterey (Sound), 2011-The-Fairy (Sound), 1992-Black-Hearts-Bleed-Red (Sound), 1944-Meet-Miss-Bobby-Socks (Sound), 1944-The-Yellow-Rose-of-Texas (Sound), 1932-White-Zombie (Sound), 1988-A-dos-de-cinc,-te-o-cafe (in person), 1998-Billy's-Hollywood-Screen-Kiss (Sound), 1955-The-Americano (Sound), 1955-The-Americano (Music Department), 1994-That's-Entertainment!-III (Other), 1980-Taxi (Performer), 1978-Nunca-en-horas-de-clase (Performer), 1969-The-Monitors (Performer), 1959-The-George-Burns-Show (Performer), 1925-The-Merry-Widow (Performer), 1930-Charros,-gauchos-y-manolas (Director), 1930-Charros,-gauchos-y-manolas (Writer), 1930-Charros,-gauchos-y-manolas (in person), 1959-Chelsea-at-Nine (in person), 1958-The-Big-Record (in person), 1957-Person-to-Person (in person), 1956-Donatella (in person), 1948-A-Date-with-Judy (in person), 1948-On-an-Island-with-You (in person), 1947-This-Time-for-Keeps (in person), 1946-No-Leave,-No-Love (in person), 1945-Week-End-at-the-Waldorf (in person), 1943-The-Heat's-On (in person), 1992-Mac (Sound), 1984-1986-Angel-Casas-Show (in person), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Other), 2010-Spanish-Hollywood (Other), 1950-Moments-in-Music (Other), 1993-Kika (Sound), 1980-Reasons-to-Be-Glad (Sound), 1953-The-Long,-Long-Trailer (Sound), 1930-In-Gay-Madrid (Sound), 1930-In-Gay-Madrid (Music Department), 1930-In-Gay-Madrid (Sound), 2005-50-y-mas (Other), 1957-A-sud-niente-di-nuovo (Performer), 1944-Two-Girls-and-a-Sailor (Performer), 1937-Let's-Go-Latin (Performer), 1930-The-Lash (Performer), 1990-La-vida-en-un-xip (in person), 1987-Un,-dos,-tres...-responda-otra-vez (in person), 1965-The-Dean-Martin-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1964-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1957-The-Steve-Allen-Plymouth-Show (in person), 1957-The-Xavier-Cugat-Show (in person), 1955-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (in person), 1953-I've-Got-a-Secret (in person), 1953-The-Name's-the-Same (in person), 1952-The-Kate-Smith-Evening-Hour (in person), 1929-Mexicana (in person), 1928-A-Spanish-Ensemble (in person), 2007-My-Kid-Could-Paint-That (Sound), 2004-2046 (Sound), 1956-Time-of-Vacation (Sound), 1970-Tiger-by-the-Tail (Music Department), 2002-My-Own-Private-Oshawa (Sound), 2002-Two-Weeks-Notice (Sound), 1956-The-Lieutenant-Wore-Skirts (Sound), 1984-Ahi-te-quiero-ver (in person), 2010-50-anos-de (Other), 1989-Crimes-and-Misdemeanors (Sound), 1965-Sabado-64 (Performer), 2009-53-premis-Sant-Jordi-de-cinematografia (Other), 1973-La-gente-quiere-saber (Performer), 1955-Chicago-Syndicate (Performer), 1954-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1989-La-luna (in person), 1986-Cap-d'any-a-TV3 (in person), 1986-Momentos (in person), 1984-Una-rosa-al-viento (in person), 1983-Bla,-bla,-bla (in person), 1970-The-Name-of-the-Game (in person), 1962-1968-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1954-1967-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1957-The-Jack-Paar-Tonight-Show (in person), 1957-Susanna-and-Me (in person), 1955-The-Bachelor (in person), 1954-Place-the-Face (in person), 1952-Xavier-Cugat-and-His-Orchestra (in person), 1946-Holiday-in-Mexico (in person), 1942-You-Were-Never-Lovelier (in person)
Theater Credits
A-Night-in-Spain - Performer (May 3, 1927 - November 12, 1927)
  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 49597
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 49597
    XAVIER CUGAT Small slip of brown wrapping paper signed by Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat with a New York City address. Mounted to a white album leaf. Signature: "Xavier Cugat/1819 Broadway/N.Y.C.", 2¾x1¼, irregularly cut, affixed to 5¼x4¼ album leaf. Dated (unknown hand): "'1946'" at lower margin.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1938  - HFSID 567
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1938 - HFSID 567
    XAVIER CUGAT Xavier Cugat signs an album leaf to a fan in black ink. Autograph note signed: "To Penny/best wishes from/Xavier Cugat", 5x4½. Ink note (unknown hand) at lower margin: "Xavier Cugat-Orchestra Leader-4/3/38".

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 257372
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 257372
    XAVIER CUGAT B/w publicity photo from MCA of Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat in a white tux and holding a Chihuahua dog Inscribed photograph signed "To Albert/Xavier Cugat" in blue ink. Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9 image, one surface.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1941  - HFSID 319884
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1941 - HFSID 319884
    XAVIER CUGAT The Rumba King is shown playing his violin in this classic sepia toned photo, signed in 1941. Inscribed photograph signed: "To Friend Jim/Recuerdo de/Xavier Cugat/1941," in green felt tip. Sepia, 10x8. Captioned at lower margin.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1949  - HFSID 257373
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1949 - HFSID 257373
    XAVIER CUGAT B/w publicity photo of a laughing Xavier Cugat in a pinstriped suit, signed in Spanish in 1949 Inscribed photograph signed "Para mi amigo -/Albert/Recuerdo de/Xavier Cugat/1949." in blue ink. Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1956  - HFSID 176626
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1956 - HFSID 176626
    XAVIER CUGAT B/w publicity photo a laughing Xavier Cugat in a pinstriped suit, signed in Spanish in 1956 and mounted to a sheet of brown cardstock Inscribed photograph signed "Para/mi [illegible]/Recuerdo/de/Los Cugat/1956". Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1978  - HFSID 34031
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1978 - HFSID 34031
    XAVIER CUGAT B/w movie still from 1942's You Were Never Lovelier, with Xavier Cugat leading a band for Lina Romay and Miguelito Valdez. Signed in blue ink in 1978, seven years after Cugat retired. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Linda/Renaldo/Cugat/1978" in blue ink. B/w, 10x8.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1942  - HFSID 342367
    XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1942 - HFSID 342367
    XAVIER CUGAT Sepia toned headshot of the bandleader and musician signed in purple ink and dated 1942 (5¼x7) Photograph signed: "Xavier/Cugat", in purple ink, Sepia 5¼x7. Orchestra leader XavierCugat (1900-1990) is best known as "The Rumba King" for introducing U. S. audiences to Latin rhythms.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/15/1950  - HFSID 153801
    XAVIER CUGAT - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/15/1950 - HFSID 153801
    XAVIER CUGAT Bandleader Xavier Cugat, the Rumba King, signed this two-year contract with RKO Radio Pictures in 1950 to appear in three films. Contract signed "Xavier Cugat" in green in and by vice-president of RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. in black ink. Blue and lead pencil notations in unknown hand and black ink stamps.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 01/27/1947  - HFSID 288996
    XAVIER CUGAT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 01/27/1947 - HFSID 288996
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Cugat's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has signed twice, once to authorize the deal and once as a signature example. Also signed by a studio representative. A perfectly verified example of a rare signature!

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/13/1954  - HFSID 943
    XAVIER CUGAT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/13/1954 - HFSID 943
    XAVIER CUGAT Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat signed this release form in 1954 to give the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate permission to use his name and likeness. Document signed "Xavier Cugat". Pencil notations below signature in unknown hand. 1 page, 8½x11. Oct. 13, 1954. Addressed to New Syndicate Co.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED  - HFSID 54462
    XAVIER CUGAT - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - HFSID 54462
    XAVIER CUGAT Signed b/w magazine photo a laughing Xavier Cugat in a pinstriped suit Magazine photograph signed "Xavier Cugat". B/w, 7x9½ overall, 7x7¾ image, one surface. Captioned at top: "Xavier Cugat". Cut from an unidentified magazine.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - MATCH BOOK SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ABBE LANE - HFSID 51225
    XAVIER CUGAT - MATCH BOOK SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ABBE LANE - HFSID 51225
    XAVIER CUGAT and ABBE LANE White match book signed by Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat and singer Abbe Lane, Cugat's first wife, in pencil Match book signed "Cugat" and "Abbe Lane", both in pencil. Blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 4½x1¾. Blank white match book cover.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • XAVIER CUGAT - SELF-CARICATURE SIGNED 1981  - HFSID 16149
    XAVIER CUGAT - SELF-CARICATURE SIGNED 1981 - HFSID 16149
    XAVIER CUGAT Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat drew this ink caricature of himself in glasses and with a big nose in 1981. Self-Caricature signed: "Xavier/Cugat/1981". Head drawing in black pen, 5¾x9. "Xavier" forms lower part of drawing. After coming to the U.S.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • JIMMY SCHNOZZOLA DURANTE - MENU SIGNED CIRCA 1943 CO-SIGNED BY: THELMA DARRELL,  - HFSID 16247
    JIMMY "SCHNOZZOLA" DURANTE - MENU SIGNED CIRCA 1943 CO-SIGNED BY: THELMA DARRELL, XAVIER CUGAT - HFSID 16247
    JIMMY DURANTE. Menu signed: "Jimmy Durante". Cosigned: "Z Cugat" and "Thelma Darrell". 7 1/4 X 8, cut from menu of the Copacabana, New York. Cartoon of Xavier Cugat, 'the Rhumba King', on lower left side.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

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