THE BOSWELL SISTERS (CONNEE BOSWELL) - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1940 - HFSID 175939
Sale Price $252.00
B/w bust photo by James J. Kriegsman & Co. of singer Connee Boswell in a lacy blouse and looking over her shoulder, signed "Good luck" in 1940
Inscribed photograph signed "To Jimmie/Good Luck/from/Connee/Boswell/1940" in blue ink. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7x9 image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Photo by James J. Kriegsman & Co. American singer Boswell (1907-1976) was paralyzed from the waist down as a child, but that didn't stop her from pursuing a career as a singer. She and her sisters Helvetia (also known as Vet) and Martha began singing professionally as the Boswell Sisters in New Orleans in the 1920s and, after honing their act in vaudeville, caught fire in 1930. Known for tight harmonies and energetic vocals, they recorded 20 Top 20 records and scored a No. 1 hit with 1935's The Object of My Affection. The act broke up up in 1936 when Martha and Helvetia married, leaving Connee to a solo career. She became a favorite duet partner of Bing Crosby. The two together recorded the chart-topping cover of Alexander's Ragtime Band with Eddie Cantor in 1938 and three other Top 20 records. She continued recording into the 1950s and occasionally appeared in film between the 1930s and 1950s, as well as in the TV series Pete Kelly's Blues (1959). Lightly toned, creased, bowed and rippled. Paper loss in top left corner (does not touch signature). Rounded and worn corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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