SOPHIE TUCKER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/04/1953 - HFSID 255470
Sale Price $252.00
Singer Sophie Tucker wrote this letter in 1953 to thank the recipient for a biography of comedian and singer Fanny Brice.
Autograph letter signed "Sophie/Tucker" in blue ink. 1 page, 7¼x10¼, on stationery from the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Feb. 4, 1953. In full: "Dear Mr Cole - thank you so much for my copy of 'Fabulous Fanny.' I just received [illegible] to-day. Thanks for thinking of me. I will be glad to send out my thoughts and criticism on same. Best wishes". "Fabulous Fannie" is probably The Fabulous Fannie: The Story of Fanny Brice by Norman Katkov, first published in 1953.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. Folds and creased (not at signature). Otherwise in fine condition.
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