SOPHIE TUCKER - INSCRIBED RECORD ALBUM COVER SIGNED - HFSID 285088
Sale Price $252.00
Inscribed record album cover (with record inside), a Mercury recording of "My Mother's Sabbath Candles" (in English and Yiddish)
Record Album Cover inscribed and signed: "To/Mrs. Shiff/from/Sophie/Tucker", 10x10. Mercury Records 78 rpm record, "My Mother's Sabbath Candles," sung by Tucker in English and Yiddish. Signed on the record cover. After emigrating from Russia as an infant, Tucker (1884-1966, born Sonia Kalish ), began her singing career 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 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. Tattered, soiled and worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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