SPIKE JONES - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: HYMIE KING, KAREN O'HARA, RALPH MARTERIE, PHIL MOORE, HELEN GRAYCO - HFSID 27103
SPIKE JONES, HELEN GRAYCO JONES, RALPH MARTERIE, PHIL MOORE and OTHERS. Inscribed signatures on front and verso of 7½x10 sheet: (1) SPIKE JONES. Signed: "To/Geo -/With sincere appreciation/Spike Jones". Captioned newspaper photo, b/w, 2¼x3, affixed at upper right.
Sale Price $270.00
SPIKE JONES, HELEN GRAYCO JONES, RALPH MARTERIE, PHIL MOORE and OTHERS. Inscribed signatures on front and verso of 7½x10 sheet: (1) SPIKE JONES. Signed: "To/Geo -/With sincere appreciation/Spike Jones". Captioned newspaper photo, b/w, 2¼x3, affixed at upper right. (2) HYMIE KING. Signed: "George Hope you will/be in our next Production/Sincerely/Hymie King - No 2-9181". And, on verso, (3) KAREN O'HARA. Signed: "To George -/(My biggest morale booster.)/Thanks for bein' so wonderful to/the Clef Clan and their gal/Karen O'Hara". Newspaper photo, b/w, 1½x1½, irregularly, cut affixed at upper left. (4) RALPH MARTERIE. Signed: "To George/Thanks for all/the wonderful plugs. I/think your (sic) great./Your Friend/Ralph Marterie". Magazine photo, color, 1¾x2¼ affixed at lower right. (5) HELEN GRAYCO. Signed: "To George/It was wonderful/being on 'Dream Time'/with you/Gratefully/Helen Grayco". Newspaper photo, b/w, 1½x2, affixed at lower left. Ink stains, paper remnants at blank area above photo. (6) PHILIP MOORE. Signed: "George:/Thanks for many many/enjoyable hours, and a wonderful/conversation - & much understanding/Most sincerely/Philip Moore". Newspaper photo, b/w, 1¼x1¼ affixed at lower margin. SPIKE JONES (1911-1965) and his band, The City Slickers, were capable musicians who specialized in parodying classical and popular tunes. They would often play the first half of a show straight, then reappear in strange costumes with weird instruments. It was said that you hadn't really arrived as a musical star until you had been skewered by Jones. HELEN GRAYCO was vocalist with Jones' band. Married to Jones, she appeared with him on The Spike Jones Show (1954) and released her own album, After Midnight (1957). Trumpeter RALPH MATERIE (1914-1978), who began recording for Mercury Records in 1948, formed his own touring band in 1949 and remained on the road for thirty years. Pianist PHIL MOORE (1918-1987) played with Les Hite and other West Coast dance bands before turning to arranging. He was the accompanist/musical director for Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge, and, as a studio musician, backed singers from Frank Sinatra to Marilyn Monroe. Moore also made several albums under his own name. Mounting sheet is lightly creased. Show through of writing and photos. Irregular left edge from removal from bound book. Lower left blank corner torn away. Overall, in fine condition.
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