TED HEATH BAND (TED HEATH) - AUTOGRAPH ALBUM SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JACK CARRICK, JACK PARNELL, GEOFF LOVE, CHARLIE CHESTER, TED HEATH BAND (JOHNNIE GRAY), ADELAIDE HALL, JEWEL & WARRISS (JIMMY JEWEL), JEWEL & WARRISS (BEN WARRISS), TREVOR HOWARD, TED HEATH BAND (KENNY BAKER), REGINALD OWEN, BERNARD MILES, JACK LLEWELLYN JR., ARTHUR HAYNES, TED HEATH BAND (CHARLIE SHORT), NORRIE PARAMOR, TED HEATH BAND (JIMMY COOMBES), TED HEATH BAND (ANN GRAY), TED HEATH BAND (GABE WILKINS), TED HEATH BAND (JACKIE ARMSTRONG), TED HEATH BAND (BLAIN WELSH), TED HEATH BAND (STAN RODERICK), HENRY MacKENZIE, TED HEATH BAND (LESLIE GILBERT), TED HEATH BAND (STAN REYNOLDS), TOMMY WHITTLE, TED HEATH BAND (TERRY LEWIS), TED HEATH BAND (JOE TEMPERLEY), TED HEATH BAND (HARRY ROCHE), TED HEATH BAND (KENNY BROWN DUFF), - HFSID 302640
Sale Price $552.50
BRITISH ENTERTAINERS: TED HEATH, TREVOR HOWARD, BERNARD MILES, CHARLIE CHESTER and MANY OTHERSAutograph Album containing the signatures of many musicians and a few actors on individual album leafs. Several of the signatures are on printed photos. Many signers were members of Ted Heath's Big band. Autograph Album Signed: "Trevor Howard", "Bernard Miles", "Adelaide Hall/1948", "Kind regards/Ben Warriss", "Sincerely/Jimmy Jewel", "Best wishes/for the future/Jack Llewellyn, Jr./Xmas 1947", "Charlie Chester", "Arthur Haynes", "Laurel Gold" [on printed photo], "Harry Gold" [on printed photo], "Best wishes/Jane Lee" [on printed photo], "Norrie Paramor" [on printed photo], "Sincerely Geoff Love" [on printed photo], "Best wishes to Barry/Geoff Love" [on printed photo], "Jack Bentley", "Reg Own", "Jack Carrick", "Leslie Gilbert", "Stan Roderick", "Johnnie Gray", "Jimmy Coombes", "Norm Stenfalt", "Gabe Wilkins", "Harry Roche", "Kenny Baker", "Charlie Short", "Ted Heath", "Jackie Armstrong", "Harry Hall", "To Barry/Yours Sincerely/Ann Gray", "Stan Reynolds (tpt)", "Terry Lewis (tpt)", "Joe Temperley (Tenor)", "Kenny Brown Duff (Drums)", "John Hawkesworth (bass)/What a time/this is.", "Blain Welsh (Trombone)", 7x5. In all 37 identified, and 2 unidentified signers. Entering films after an injury discharge from the British army in World War II, TREVOR HOWARD (1913-1988) played romantic leads, action heroes, and in his later years character roles. He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Sons and Lovers. Other noteworthy performances include Brief Encounter (the film which made him a star, 1945), The Third Man (1949), Mutiny on the Bounty (as Captain Bligh, 1962) and Gandhi (1982). BERNARD MILES (1907-1991) had major roles in patriotic films of World War II, including In Which We Serve and Spitfire. He often played a country man with a strong regional accent. (These roles also inspired some popular humorous monologue recordings.) British audiences also remember him as Long John Silver from the TV Treasure Island, and in annual performances at his Mermaid Theatre in London. He was only the second British actor (after Laurence Olivier) to be given a life peerage (1979). ADELAIDE HALL (1904-1993) sang with Duke Ellington and starred frequently at the Cotton Club. She appeared in a series of revues, including Shuffle Along and Blackbirds of 1928, and lent her singing talents to such standards as "Sophisticated Lady", "Old Fashioned Love" and "Memories of You". She also lived in London and Paris, enjoying great popularity there. CousinsBEN WARRISS (1909-1993) and JIMMY JEWEL (1906-1995) formed a comedy team in 1934.Billed as Britain's answer to Abbott and Costello, they had a series of popular shows on British radio and television. The team split up in 1966, with Warriss continuing in live performances into the 1980s. Jewel went into TV, starring in two British sitcoms (Nearest and Dearest, Spring and Autumn). JACK LLEWELLYN, JR. (1914-1988) was a British jazz guitarist and composer, popular from the mid-1930s to the late 1960s. In 1946, he joined Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli in the famed Le Quintette Hot Club de Paris. A skilled session musician, he also recorded and broadcast solo, and composed film soundtracks and commercial jingles. CHARLIE CHESTER (1914-1997) discovered his gift for gab while working as a traveling salesman, becoming a popular British comedian from the 1940s. He had a long series of radio shows, from Stand Easy to Sunday Soapbox, and a special broadcast, Charlie Chester on Laugh Duty, to British military personnel around the world. On television, he hosted The Charlie Chester Show, featuring characters of his own creation like Whippit Kwik the Cat Burglar. He also hosted Britain's first TV game show, Pot Luck. ARTHUR HAYNES (1914-1966) was a popular British comedian. The popular televised Arthur Haynes Show featured early appearances by Michael Caine (1962), the Rolling Stones (1964) and many others. He appeared in films, including the Rock Hudson/Gina Lollobrigida Strange Bedfellows (1965). He died shortly after returning from a US appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. NORRIE PARAMOR (1914-1979) was a composer, arranger, conductor and record producer, who headed Columbia Records European division from 1952, promoting British vocalists like Cliff Richard, Patricia Clarke and Helen Shapiro. At his death, he held the UK record for most hit singles released. He served from 1968 as music director for the Eurovision Song Contest. GEOFF LOVE (1917-1991) was an orchestra leader and record producer. His band backed Shirley Bassey on two albums (1959-1960), and recorded several albums of film music with names like Big War Movie Themes and Big Bond Movie Themes. He worked as an arranger with several prominent vocalists, including Peter and Gordon, Johnny Mathis and Connie Francis. Character actor REGINALD OWEN (1887-1972), born John Reginald Owen, made over 80 films after making his Hollywood debut in the 1929 film, The Letter. Owen, who had trained for the stage (he made his British debut in 1905), had appeared in his first British film in 1911. His film credits include Sherlock Holmes (1932), Of Human Bondage and Madame DuBarry (both 1934), Anna Karenina and A Tale of Two Cities (both 1935), A Christmas Carol (1938), Charley's Aunt (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Madame Curie (1943) and National Velvet (1944) as well as his later Disney films, Mary Poppins (1964) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Owen, who had made his Broadway debut in 1924, returned to the Great White Way in 1972, the year he died, in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. That year, Owen, who was working on his autobiography when he died, also appeared in an episode of TV's McCloud, one of his numerous small screen guest appearances. JACK CARRICK (b. 1914) was a British lightweight boxer active as a pro from 1934 to 1946, finished with a record of 73-31-12, knocking out 35 opponents and being KO'd only 5 times. A contender for the British title, he never wore a championship belt. JACK BENTLEY, LESLIE GILBERT, STAN RODERICK, JOHNNY GRAY, JIMMY COOMBES, NORM STANFELT, GABE WILKINS, HARRY ROCHE, KENNY BAKER, CHARLIE SHORT, JACKIE ARMSTRONG, HARRY HALL, ANN GRAY, STAN REYNOLDS, TERRY LEWIS, JOE TEMPERLEY, KENNY BROWN DUFF, JOHN HAWKESWORTH and BLAIN WELSH were all members of Ted Heath's big band. TED HEATH (1902-1969) was recognized as Britain's outstanding trumpet player with big bands of the 1930s. During World War II, he entertained troops as a member of the vocal group Three Boys and a Girl. Heath formed his own big band in 1946, attracting the talent musicians named above. Heath's band recorded over 100 albums and sold 20 million records. No less an authority than Count Basie compared Heath's orchestra favorably with the best American bands. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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