TESSIE O'SHEA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 146899
Sale Price $252.00
5¾x7¾ image in frilly dress, strumming her ukelele
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jimmy/Sincerely/Tessie O'Shea". B/w, 5½x7½.Tessie O'Shea (1913-1995) began appearing in English music halls as a child, billed as "the Wonder of Wales." Playing the ukulele and singing bawdy lyrics, she remained popular with British audience for half a century, billing herself as "Two Ton Tessie," and appeared often on BBC radio and later TV. She won many American fans after winning a Tony for her Cockney songs in The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963), in a part Noel Coward wrote with her in mind. She appeared on the Ed Sullivan show the night The Beatles debuted there (1964 February 9). Emmy nominated for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968), she made occasional film appearances (Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Lightly creased. Lightly worn. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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