SOPHIE TUCKER - AUTOGRAPH 1935 CO-SIGNED BY: HERBERT RAWLINSON, TED SHAPIRO - HFSID 168556
SOPHIE TUCKER, CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY RAWLINSON and TED SHAPIRO Green album leaf signed by singer Sophie Tucker, her pianist Ted Shapiro and actor Henry Rawlinson, Very rare! Signatures: "Sophie/Tucker" and "Me, Too!/Ted Shapiro/1935" in blue ink and, on verso, "Herbert Rawlinson" in lead pencil
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SOPHIE TUCKER, CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY RAWLINSON and TED SHAPIRO
Green album leaf signed by singer Sophie Tucker, her pianist Ted Shapiro and actor Henry Rawlinson, Very rare!
Signatures: "Sophie/Tucker" and "Me, Too!/Ted Shapiro/1935" in blue ink and, on verso, "Herbert Rawlinson" in lead pencil. Blue ink notations in unknown hand. 5¾x4½ album leaf. With 1x1½ b/w newspaper photo of Rawlinson affixed. According to the notations on this leaf. Tucker and Shapiro signed this leaf at the Orpheum Theatre on Nov. 19, 1935, while Rawlinson signed it on Aug. 11,1935 at the Hollywood Playhouse Theatre. After immigrating from Russia as an infant, TUCKER (1884-1966, born Sonia Kalish in Russia), began singing in her father's kosher restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut. Moving to New York, she established herself as a popular star of vaudeville and Broadway, appearing with the Ziegfeld Follies in 1909. In 1911, she recorded Some of These Days, which became her signature song and the title of her 1945 autobiography. Other songs made famous by Tucker included Red-Hot Mama (in 1928, the Palace Theater in New York billed her as "The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas", a slogan that became synonymous with the bawdy singer-entertainer). Another song, My Yiddische Mama, became all the more popular among European Jewry after it was banned by Hitler. Tucker, who made her film debut in Honky Talk (1929), made numerous film appearances in the 1950s and 1960s, and her TV appearances include several visits to the Ed Sullivan Show. Although Tucker tried all modes of entertainment, she preferred live cabaret audiences. SHAPIRO (1899-1980, born in New York City) was a American Tin Pan Alley songwriter who scored hits with If I Had You (1928) and the Christmas standard Winter Weather (1941). He was also a pianist who accompanied many leading vaudevillian singers. Sophie Tucker hired him as musical director and accompanist in 1921, a job that would last for the rest of Tucker's life. RAWLINSON (1885-1953, born in Brighton, East Essex, England, United Kingdom) was a stage actor who moved to the silver screen in 1911. A leading man in silent films, he gradually moved to character roles when soundies made their debut, often as a criminal masquerading as a pillar of society. Rawlinson made several serials during the silent era and returned to them in 1937 with the title role in Blake of Scotland Yard. He appeared in Columbia Pictures fifteen episode serial Superman (1948) as Dr. Arnold Graham. Later he acted in the very first episode of the television series The Adventures of Superman titled Superman on Earth which aired on September 19, 1952. In it he played Rozan, the head of the Kryptonian Council on Superman's home planet of Krypton. A star is dedicated to Rawlinson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the motion picture industry. Lightly soiled and toned. Binder holes along one edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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