XAVIER CUGAT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1956 - HFSID 176626
Sale Price $288.00
B/w publicity photo a laughing Xavier Cugat in a pinstriped suit, signed in Spanish in 1956 and mounted to a sheet of brown cardstock
Inscribed photograph signed "Para/mi [illegible]/Recuerdo/de/Los Cugat/1956". Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w, 8x10 overall, 7½x9¼ image, one surface. Mounted on an 8¼x10½ sheet of brown cardstock. Orchestra leader Cugat (1900-1990) is best known as "The Rumba King" for introducing U. S. audiences to Latin rhythms. Born Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat Mingall de Bel y Deulogeo in Spain, Cugat grew up in Havana, and the teenaged violin prodigy toured with Enrico Caruso before coming to the U. S. Cugat worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times while organizing his first bands, and by 1928, he and his band were playing at the Cocoanut Grove in Hollywood.Cugat appeared in a number of feature films, usually as himself. His wives included singer Abbe Lane (1952 until their divorce in 1963) and entertainer Charo (1966 until their divorce in 1978). Lightly toned, soiled, cracked, creased and bowed. Chipped along creases. Otherwise in fine condition.
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