SOPHIE TUCKER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 280427
Sale Price $270.00
B/w 5x8 photo by Maurice Seymour of Chicago of Sophie Tucker sitting in a sequined gown and cape, signed in blue ink
Inscribed photograph signed "To/Danny/Greene/from/Sophie/Tucker" in blue ink. B/w, 5x8 overall, 4½x6 image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Photo by Maurice Seymour of Chicago. 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, silvered, creased and rippled. Signature is lightly smeared but legible. Lightly discolored near top edge. Paper clip impression in top right corner. Image in chipped in top left corner. Otherwise in fine condition.
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