BUDDY HOLLY His handwritten answers to an English test at Lubbock High School, 1953 Autograph Manuscript signed: "Buddy Holley", 1p, 8x10½. Lubbock (Texas), 1953 March 17. An English grammar test. Holly (original spelling "Holley") has headed the page, signing his name in the upper left and writing "English 22v (2)" beneath his name. At the upper right, he has penned "Lubbock High School" and the date "March 17, 1953". Headed: "Test" by Holly, the test had 40 questions; just the answers are written. Holly had to identify parts of speech ("adv", "noun", "pronoun", "conjunction") and types of sentences ("run-on", "phrase", "sub. clause"). Only one answer (the first) is marked wrong. Holly was graduated from Lubbock High School in 1955 and within a year was recording for Decca Records. He was an innovator who wrote his own material and was among the first to use such advanced studio techniques as double-tracking. Holly pioneered and popularized the now-standard rock-band lineup of two guitars, bass and drums. He began experimenting with orchestration shortly before his death in 1959. His first song recorded with the Crickets in 1957 was "That'll Be the Day". "Peggy Sue" followed. read more...
Stage Performers | Album Leafs
DON AMECHE CO-SIGNED BY: NANCI CROMPTON The Academy Award winning actor signs a 5¾x4 page with a magazine photograph of himself affixed. Autograph Sentiment signed: "To Louie -/Don Ameche" and on the opposite side "To Louie/ Nanci Crompton", 5¾x4. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong inscribes and signs an album leaf Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Audrey/Louis Armstrong/Satchmo", 6¼x5½ album leaf. Magazine photo (b/w, 1¼x1¾) affixed in upper right. read more...
Sale Price $396.00
LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE AVONS , THE AVONS (ELAINE ), THE AVONS (RAY ), THE AVONS (VAL ) - HFSID 159324LOUIS ARMSTRONG and THE AVONS Album leaf inscribed and signed by Louis Armstrong and The Avons Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Linda/From/Louis Armstrong", 3¼x4½ blue leaf. Inscribed signature on verso: "To Linda/Three Good Wishes/ Elaine Ray Val/The Avons" by Val. read more...
Sale Price $531.25
EDDIE BRACKEN Blue album leaf signed by Bracken in blue ink, with a small b/w magazine photo and bio of him Inscribed album leaf signed "To Bob/Eddie Bracken" in blue ink. With blue notations near lower edge. 5½x4¼ with rounded right corners. With 1½x2½ magazine photo on verso. read more...
Sale Price $108.00
HELMUT DANTINE Helmut Dantine signs album for a fan Inscribed and signed: "To George/Helmut Dantine". 7½x4¼ with 3½x1¼ newspaper clipping with photo affixed below signature - two surfaces. Austrian born Helmut Dantine (1917-1982) came to the US in the 1930s for political reasons. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
BILLY DE WOLFE Yellow album leaf with a small b/w magazine photo of a mustachioed De Wolfe, signed with "All good wishes" by him Inscribed album leaf signed "To Audrey./All good/wishes-/Billy De Wolfe". 6¼x5¼, with rounded corners on right edge. read more...
Sale Price $180.00
MILT KAMEN Orange album leaf, signed "Good Luck" by Kamen Inscribed album leaf signed "To Warren,/Good Luck/Milt Kamen". 5x3¾. Kamen (1921-1977, born in Hurleyville, New York) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. read more...
Sale Price $90.00
Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To John/Dorothy Lamour". 6x3 ½ green album leaf signed in blue ink. Best remembered today as the film partner of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their "Road" pictures, DOROTHY LAMOUR (1914-1996) was a star on her own in the 1930s, a popular radio singer with a screen image established by The Jungle Princess (1930). Lamour made frequent USO appearances for the troops and was featured in several Bob Hope television specials in addition to appearing in films up through 1987 (Creep Show 2). Left edge ragged due to removal from album. Otherwise, fine condition. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
ALAN MOWBRAY. Inscribed signature: "To/Maebelle/Alan Mowbray", 5½x4½ album leaf. British actor Alan Mowbray (1896-1969) appeared on London and Broadway stages and in nearly 200 films from 1930 to the mid-1950s. He was usually cast in supporting roles as a pompous or eccentric Englishman. read more...
Sale Price $162.00
LILYAN TASHMAN Tashman signs for a fan exactly two years before her death Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Pearl-/With every good/wish--/Lilyan Tashman/Mar. 21-1932". 4x6 album leaf. read more...
Sale Price $198.00
ORSON WELLES Citizen Kane director signs a 5½x4¼ album leaf Inscribed Signature: "To Barry/Orson Welles," 5½x4¼ album leaf. Multi-talented actor, director, producer and screenwriter Welles (1915-1985) is perhaps best known for causing national hysteria. read more...
Sale Price $234.00