THE RITZ BROTHERS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE RITZ BROTHERS (JIMMY RITZ), THE RITZ BROTHERS (AL RITZ), THE RITZ BROTHERS (HARRY RITZ) - HFSID 22824
Sale Price $162.00
THE RITZ BROTHERS: AL RITZ, HARRY RITZ and JIMMY RITZ
Al writes a pencil note, which his zany brothers also sign.
Autograph Note signed: "Al Ritz" in pencil, 6½x3. No place, no date. To unknown recipient. In full: "If I had more time I would love to spend the evening here. Sincerely". Also signed: "Harry Ritz" and "Jimmy Ritz" in pencil. Brothers AL RITZ (1901-1965), JIMMY RITZ (1904-1985) and HARRY RITZ (1907-1986), who became known for their wide-eyed expressions, first became a team called the Collegians in 1925 (managed by their oldest brother, George). The zany comedians debuted in Hollywood with a film short, Hotel Anchovy, in 1934. Their other movie vehicles included Sing, Baby Sing (1936), Life Begins in College (1937), The Three Musketeers (1939) and Never a Dull Moment (1943). The brothers remained popular thereafter in live performances and TV guest appearances. Jimmy and Harry appeared individually in small film roles into the mid-1970s. Written on back panel of an imprinted hotel envelope. The "z" of Harry's signature is on flap portion. Lightly creased, diagonal crease at the "H" of Harry. Irregularly torn, ¾-inch tear at lower blank portion. Overall, fine condition.
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