SOPHIE TUCKER - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 1933 - HFSID 169198
SOPHIE TUCKER Index card signed "With Compliments" by singer Sophie Tucker in blue ink, mounted to a sheet of white paper Autograph sentiment signed: "With Compliments/Sophie/Tucker/1933" in blue ink. Black ink notations on mount in unknown hand. 5x3 card mounted on 8x5½ sheet of paper.
Sale Price $136.00
Index card signed "With Compliments" by singer Sophie Tucker in blue ink, mounted to a sheet of white paper
Autograph sentiment signed: "With Compliments/Sophie/Tucker/1933" in blue ink. Black ink notations on mount in unknown hand. 5x3 card mounted on 8x5½ sheet of paper. According to notations on the mounting paper, this card was signed on June 15, 1933. 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. Lightly toned. Mounting covers last "3" in date. Mounting paper is toned at bottom edge, chipped and torn with missing left and bottom right corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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