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These Autographs were collected by my Father over his lifetime! Stowe Vintage will feature Autographs of Hollywood Stars, Political Autographs, President's Autographs, Sports Autographs, Military Autographs, Entertainment Autographs, Authors Autographs, Historical Autographs, and More! Comes with a COA. Contact us at 802-253-7000 or stovint08@gmail.com.


 

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DUKE ELLINGTON AUTOGRAPH

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Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born April 29, 1899 – died May 24, 1974.  Ellington was an African American jazz composer, pianist, and band leader who has been one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. As a composer and a band leader especially, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers.


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Original Duke Ellington Autograph, Signed on Paper. Approx. size 1 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches. Regular Price - $399.99 / Sale Price - $ 198.00.


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DAVE MATTHEWS AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

David John "Dave" Matthews was born January 9, 1967.  Matthews is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.  He performs mainly with acoustic guitar and favors rhythm rather than solos in his playing. During the period from 2000 to 2010, his band, the Dave Matthews Band, sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America.  Original Dave Matthews signed (Approx. size)8 x 10 Color image/photograph.  Regular Price - $225.00 / Sales - $ 149.00.


LOU RAWLS AUTOGRAPH & 45 RPM

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Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was born December 1, 1933 – died January 6, 2006. Lou Rawls was an American soul, jazz, and blues singer. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 70 albums, sold more than 40 million records, appeared as an actor in motion pictures and on television, and voiced-over many cartoons. He had been called "The Funkiest Man Alive". Original Lou Rawls Autograph, signed on a First Day Issue Envelope. (approx. size 3 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches) Postmarked: April 29, 1986 New York NY. You will also receive the 45 RPM Epic record with the songs: Forever I Do(The Wedding Song) & Close Company. Also the 8 1/2 x 11 inch print of Lou Rawls. Regular Price - $ 165.00 / Sale Price - $ 74.95.


GUY LOMBARDO AUTOGRAPH

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Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo was born June 19, 1902 – died November 5, 1977.  Lombardo was a Canadian bandleader and violinist famous in the United States. With his three brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown of London, Ontario, he formed the big band The Royal Canadians in 1924, famous for playing what is considered "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven". His very first recording session took place where Bix Beiderbecke made his legendary recordings — in Richmond, Indiana, at the Gennett Studios — both in early 1924.


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Original Guy Lombardo Autograph on Card Stock. Approx. size 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches). Regular Price - $ 129.99 / Sale Price $ 48.95.


IRVING BERLIN AUTOGRAPH

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Irving Berlin was born May 11, 1888 – died September 22, 1989.  Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. Berlin was one of the few Tin Pan Alley/Broadway songwriters who wrote both lyrics and music for his songs. Although he never learned to read music beyond a rudimentary level, he composed over 3,000 songs, many of which ("God Bless America", "White Christmas", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "There's No Business Like Show Business") left an indelible mark on American music and culture. In addition to his individual songs, he also composed 17 film scores and 21 Broadway scores.


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Irving Berlin Original Autograph on Cut Card Stock. Approx. size 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 (measurements taken at widest point of trimmed paper). Regular Price - $ 399.99 / Sale Price - $ 198.00.


JAYE P. MORGAN AUTOGRAPH

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Jaye P. Morgan was born Mary Margaret Morgan, December 3, 1931. Jaye is a retired popular American singer and game show panelist. 

Morgan was born in Mancos, Colorado, but her family moved to California by the time she was in high school. In the late 1940s, at Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, she served as class treasurer (and got the nickname "Jaye P." after the banker J. P. Morgan) and sang at school assemblies, accompanied by her brother on guitar. In 1951, a year after graduation from Verdugo Hills, she made a recording of the song "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" which made it to the Top Ten. She received an RCA Victor recording contract and she had five hits in one year, including "That's All I Want from You," her biggest hit, which reached #3 on the charts. 
In the 1970s when she was a panelist on the game/variety shows The Gong Show and Rhyme and Reason and in the 1980 "behind-the-scenes" movie version of The Gong Show. She was also right at home on the Playboy Channel game show Everything Goes. A clip of her exposing herself was saved, and later used in The Gong Show Movie, though it was NOT the only instance of Morgan baring her breasts on the show: in the tapes to other episodes (including an episode aired on GSN in 2007), she can be seen unbuttoning her blouse while Gene-Gene The Dancing Machine" comes onstage, then a quick camera cut, and a cut back to Morgan buttoning up again and returning to her seat. It is a different clip because she is wearing different clothes. She can also be seen unbuttoning her blouse during a sketch of a guest singing "How lovely to be a woman." In Barris' first autobiography, he mentioned this incident where Morgan bared her breasts to this act that wasn't Gene-Gene. Original Jaye P. Morgan Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 inch index card. Regular Price - $ 140.00 / Sale Price - $ 74.95.


LEAH RAY AUTOGRAPH

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Leah Ray Werblin, a vocalist in the Big Band era and later, with her husband, the owner of the Elberon Farm in thoroughbred racing. Mrs. Werblin, the former Leah Ray Hubbard of Norfolk, Va., was a singer with Tommy Dorsey, Phil Harris and other bands as Leah Ray. She met and married David (Sonny) Werblin, an agent with the Music Corporation of America. Sonny Werblin later became an officer of Monmouth Park race track and president of the New York Jets football team, built the Meadowlands Sports Complex and was chairman of Madison Square Garden. Original Leah Ray Autograph, signed on cut paper. Approx. size 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. (at one time this was glued on a album page - glue can be seen) Written: To Leonard - Sincere Good Wishes, Leah Ray. Regular Price - $ 125.00 / Sale Price - $ 44.95.


RUDY VALLEE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Rudy Vallée was born July 28, 1901 - died July 3, 1986. Vallee was a popular American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. Born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont, he grew up in Westbrook, Maine.  In high school, he took up the saxophone and acquired the nickname "Rudy" after then famous saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft. Having played drums in his high school band, Vallee played clarinet and saxophone in various bands around New England in his youth. In 1917, he felt that Uncle Sam needed one more brave young man in World War I, but was discharged when the Navy authorities found out that he was only 15.  He enlisted in Portland, Maine on March 29, 1917, under the false birthdate of July 28, 1899. He was discharged at the Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, on May 17, 1917 with 41 days of active service.  From 1924 through 1925, he played with the "Savoy Havana Band" in London. He then returned to the States to obtain a degree in Philosophy from Yale and to form his own band, "Rudy Vallee and the Connecticut Yankees." With this band, which featured two violins, two saxophones, a piano, a banjo and drums, he started taking vocals (supposedly reluctantly at first). He had a rather thin, wavering tenor voice and seemed more at home singing sweet ballads than attempting vocals on jazz numbers. However, his singing, together with his suave manner and handsome boyish looks, attracted great attention, especially from young women. Vallee was given a recording contract and in 1928, he started performing on the radio. Vallee became the most prominent and, arguably, the first of a new style of popular singer, the crooner. Previously, popular singers needed strong projecting voices to fill theaters in the days before the electric microphone. Crooners had soft voices that were well suited to the intimacy of the new medium of radio. Vallee's trombone-like vocal phrasing on "Deep Night" would inspire later crooners such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como to model their voice on jazz instruments. Vallee also became what was perhaps the first complete example of the 20th century mass media pop star. Flappers (the predecessors of "bobby soxers"), mobbed him wherever he went. His live appearances were usually sold out, and even if his singing could hardly be heard in those venues not yet equipped with the new electronic microphones, his screaming female fans went home happy if they had caught sight of his lips through the opening of the trademark megaphone he sang through.


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Original Rudy Vallee Autographed Photo, Approx. Size 7 3/4 x 9 1/2, black and white photo. Signed Rudy Vallee in ink. Regular Price - $ 649.00 / Sale Price - $ 498.00.


GEORGE JESSEL AUTOGRAPH

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George Jessel was born April 3, 1898 – died May 23, 1981.  Jessel was a U.S. actor, singer, songwriter, and movie producer. He was famous in his lifetime as a multitalented comedic entertainer, achieving a level of recognition that transcended his limited roles in movies. He was widely known by his nickname, the "Toastmaster General of the United States" (a parody of Postmaster General) for his frequent role as the master of ceremonies at political and entertainment gatherings.  In the middle 1940s he began producing musicals for 20th Century Fox, producing 24 films in all in a career that lasted through the 1950s and 1960s.  He also traveled widely overseas with the USO entertaining troops.  As he grew older, he wrote eulogies for many of his contemporaries in Hollywood.  In the early 1950s he performed on the radio in The George Jessel Show, which became a television show of the same name from 1953 to 1954. In 1968 he starred in Here Come The Stars, a syndicated variety show.  This outspokenness regarding his political opinions could sometimes get him into trouble. In 1971, while being interviewed by Edwin Newman on The Today Show on NBC, he repeatedly referred to The New York Times as "Pravda", the house organ of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union, and was ejected from the show.  Famous in his youth for his affairs with starlets, he also became known for keeping company with a wide assortment of younger show girls, even into his old age. In 1969 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored him for his charity work by awarding him the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a Special Academy Award. His last movie role was in Diary of a Young Comic in 1979. He also appeared as himself as an interviewed witness in the 1981 movie Reds. Jessel died of a heart attack in 1981 at the age of 83 in Los Angeles and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, George Jessel has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1777 Vine Street.


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Original George Jessel Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Dated 1931. Approx. size 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Regular Price - $ 129.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.95.


CALVIN NEWBORN AUTOGRAPH

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Calvin Newborn was born April 27, 1933 in Tennessee. Calvin Newborn is an American jazz guitarist. Guitar legend Calvin Newborn: He played on B.B. King’s first recordings, taught Elvis how to dance, and tore up the Big Apple in the heyday of bop. Now Calvin – brother of jazz virtuoso Phineas Newborn – is hot on the comeback trail with New Born, a brand-new album chronicling his distinctive mix of Memphis blues and jazz. Born and raised in Memphis, in the heart of the city's gutbucket blues scene, Calvin paid his dues on Beale Street when R&B was king. His impeccable jazz pedigree was honed at New York City recording sessions (and in smoky after-hours joints) alongside players like Jimmy Forrest, Hank Crawford, Charles Mingus, and Earl Hines.


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Original Calvin Newborn Autograph, signed on Paper. Approx. size 3 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches. Written: Best Wishes To Joe Calvin Newborn. Regular Price - $ 60.00 / Sale Price - $ 19.95.


JULIUS LAROSA AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Julius La Rosa was born January 2, 1930.  Julius is an American pop singer, whose reputation as a respectful and crafty interpreter of traditional pop music is still overshadowed by his controversial on-the-air firing from Arthur Godfrey's radio show in 1953. Original Julius LaRosa Autographed Black & White 8 x 10 Photo. Regular Price - $ 80.00 / Sale Price - $ 36.00.


FRED WARNING AUTOGRAPHED TYPED LETTER & PHOTO

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Fredrick Malcolm Waring was born June 9, 1900 – died July 29, 1984. Waring was a popular musician, bandleader and radio-television personality, sometimes referred to as "America's Singing Master" and "The Man Who Taught America How to Sing." He was also a promoter, financial backer and namesake of the Waring Blendor, the first modern electric blender on the market.  1923 until late 1932, "Waring's Pennsylvanians" were among Victor Records best-selling bands.  Throughout the 1940s and early 1950s, Waring and His Pennsylvanians produced a string of hits, selling millions of records. A few of his many choral hits include "Sleep," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "White Christmas," "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" and "Dancing In The Dark."  Waring expanded into television in 1949, with The Fred Waring Show on CBS. The program ran from 20 June 1948 to 30 May 1954 and received several awards for Best Musical Program.  In the 1960s and 1970s, popular musical tastes turned from choral music, but Waring changed with the times, introducing his Young Pennsylvanians, a group of fresh-faced, long-haired, bell-bottomed performers who sang old favorites and choral arrangements of contemporary songs. In the 1930s, inventor Frederick Jacob Osius went to Waring for financial backing for an electric blender he had patented. The Osius patent (#2,109,501) was filed March 13, 1937 and awarded March 1, 1938. Some $25,000 later, Waring-owned Miracle Mixer blendor was introduced to the public at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago retailing for $29.75. In 1938, Fred Waring renamed his Miracle Mixer Corporation as the Waring Corporation, and the mixer's name was changed to the Waring Blendor (the "o" in blendor giving it a slight distinction from "blender"). The Waring Blendor became an important tool in hospitals for the implementation of specific diets, as well as a vital scientific research device. Dr. Jonas Salk used it while developing the vaccine for polio. In 1954, the millionth Waring Blendor was sold, and it is still as popular today.


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Original Fred Waring Autographed Letter, signed on Waring's Pennsylvanians "Orchestra Incomparable" Letterhead. Typed on Letter: November 6, 1933 Mr. Frank Tricker 5656 Beaumont Ave. West Phila., Pa. My Dear Frank: I am sending you the photograph you requested, under separate cover. With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours, FRED WARING. You will receive the 8 x 10 black & white photograph in which the negative was signed Cordial good wishes Fred Waring and the Original Fred Waring Autographed Typed Letter ( letter approx. size 8 1/2 x 11 inches). Regular Price - $ 90.00 / Sale Price - $ 44.95.


NADINE CONNER AUTOGRAPH

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Nadine Conner was born on February 20, 1914 – died on March 1, 2003. Nadine Conner was an American soprano. She was born in Compton, California as Evelyn Nadine Henderson, and was the descendent of some of the earliest non-Hispanic settlers in California. Diagnosed as a teenager with pulmonary disease, her doctor suggested she try studying classical singing to strengthen her lungs, as was customary at the time.  In a fluke of fate, a great voice and singing talent emerged. Her natural potential revealed, she went on to study more seriously with Horatio Cogswell, and later in New York City with Florence Easton.  Appeared on The Voice of Firestone, on radio with stars such as Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy, and did a musical tour with Gordon MacRae.  By the end of 1939, she was embarking on a career in classical opera. She made her professional debut in 1940 as Marguerite in a Los Angeles production of Gounod's Faust. She sang with the Los Angeles Opera from 1939 to 1941. In 1941, she began her career at the Metropolitan Opera, making her debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute.  She made numerous guest appearance in European opera houses.  In all, she performed 249 times at the Met, retiring in 1960.  She died in Los Angeles March 1, 2003, at the age of 89, although she may have been as old as 96, having presented herself as a younger woman during her professional singing career. Original Nadine Conner Autographed Photo, approx. size 5 x 7 inches. Written: Sincerely Nadine Conner. Regular Price - $ 125.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.95.


BRENDA LEE AUTOGRAPH

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Brenda Lee was born December 11, 1944.  Brenda is an American country-pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1960s she had more charted hits than any other woman, and only three male singers/groups (Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and The Beatles) outpaced her. She was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following. She was given the nickname Little Miss Dynamite after recording Dynamite in 1957; the explosive strength of the sound pouring out of her small frame amazed audiences and promoters. Her general popularity faded as her voice suffered damage and matured in the late 1960s, but she successfully continued her recording career by returning to her roots as a country singer. She was able to chart in Billboard's CW top ten twice in 1980. She enjoys one distinction unique among successful American singers: Her opening act on a UK tour in 1960 was a struggling foursome from Liverpool, England, The Beatles. 


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Original Brenda Lee Autograph, signed on 3 x 5 index card. Hand signed: Love, Brenda Lee. Regular Price - $ 125.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.95.


AL ALBERTS AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Al Alberts was born August 10, 1922 - died November 27, 2009. Al Alberts was a popular singer and composer. Born Al Albertini in Chester, Pennsylvania, he went to South Philadelphia High School, whose alumni included many others who would become famous in show business, such as Joey Bishop, Buddy Greco, Al Martino, Mario Lanza, Chubby Checker, Jack Klugman, Eddie Fisher, Marian Anderson, Frankie Avalon,Charlie Gracie, Fabian. As a teenager, he appeared on the Horn and Hardart Children's Hour, a radio program.  After graduating from South Philadelphia High, he went to Temple University and the United States Navy, where he met Dave Mahoney. They went on to found The Four Aces. The Four Aces recorded the song Three Coins in the Fountain, written by Jule Styne for the film of the same name. The song hit the #1 bestselling record twice in 1954. Alberts also popularized the song On the Way to Cape May, first through recording it, and then by performing it often on his later television show and specials. The Four Aces biggest hit was "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", which was the theme to a 1955 blockbuster Hollywood movie starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones.  The song was a number one hit for four weeks, and it also won the Academy Award for best song.  The "Al Alberts Showcase" was Alberts way of giving back to his hometown by giving new talent a place to shine. His efforts were greatly appreciated by the general public, and almost everyone who grew up in the Philadelphia area for decades knew someone who had performed on the show. Not every performer became a big star, but Alberts made a difference in the lives of many young people. For many people, Alberts was like a member of their family. The show went off the air after Alberts' retirement in 1994 after 32 years. Original Al Alberts Autographed Photo, hand signed To Lorraine Love Al Alberts. Approx. Size 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Regular Price - $ 99.99 / Sale Price - $ 36.95.


ERNESTINE SCHUMANN HEINK AUTOGRAPH

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Ernestine Schumann-Heink June 15, 1861 - died November 17, 1936. Ernestine was a well-known operatic contralto, noted for the great control, tone, beauty, and wide range of her singing. She was born as Tini Rössler to a German-speaking family in the town of Lieben, near Prague, now in the Czech Republic but then part of the Austrian Empire.  In 1877 she made her first professional performance, in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Graz, appearing with soprano Maria Wilt. Tini made her operatic debut at Dresden's Royal Opera House on October 15, 1878 as Azucena in Il Trovatore.  Ernestine remained in Dresden to pursue her career, and eventually rejoined her husband when she secured a position at the Hamburg Opera. Ernest Heink was again thrown out of work when Saxons were banned from government positions, and departed to Saxony to find work. Ernestine, pregnant, did not follow him; they were divorced in 1893. That year she married actor Paul Schumann, with whom she had three more children. The second marriage lasted until Paul Schumann's death in 1904. Her breakthrough into leading roles was provided when prima donna Marie Goetze argued with the director of the Hamburg opera. He asked Ernestine to sing the title role of Carmen, without rehearsal, which she did to great acclaim. Goetze, in a fit of pique, cancelled out of the role of Fides in La Prophete, to be performed the following night, and was again replaced by Ernestine. Schumann-Heink!" During World War I she toured the United States raising money for the war effort, although she had relatives fighting on both sides of the war - including her son August Heink, a merchant mariner who joined the German submarine service, and stepson Walter Schumann and sons Henry Heink and George Washington Schumann, all in the United States Navy. In 1915 she appeared as herself in the early documentary film Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, which was directed by and starred Fatty Arbuckle. In 1926 she first sang Silent Night (in both German and English) over the radio for Christmas. This became a Christmas tradition with US radio listeners through Christmas of 1935. Her last performance at the Met was in 1932. In her later years she had a weekly radio program. Ernestine Schumann-Heink died of leukaemia. Original Ernestine Schumann Heink Autograph, signed on lined cut paper. Approx. Size of paper 1 x 5 1/2 inches. Hand written on paper: E. Schumann Heink Oct. 1932. Regular Price - $ 135.00 / Sale Price - $ 74.95.


JOHNNY MATHIS AUTOGRAPH

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John Royce Mathis was born September 30, 1935.  Johnny Mathis is an American Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter of popular music. The last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the rock-dominated 1960s, Mathis concentrated on romantic jazz and pop standards for the adult contemporary audience through to the 1980s. Starting his career with a standard flurry of singles, Mathis was far more popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums receiving gold and platinum status and seventy three making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has sold more than 350 million records and albums. Original Johnny Mathis Autograph, signed on The Johnny Mathis Show Program Page. Attached to the program page is the actual ticket stub from the show. Approx. Size 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Regular Price - $ 135.00 / Sale Price - $ 74.95.


PATTIE PAGE AUTOGRAPH

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Patti Page was born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927.  Page is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. She is the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and was among the first to cross over from country music to pop. Her recording career spans the years 1947 to 1981. Page continues to perform live and was billed as "The Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page". Patti Page and Charles O'Curran divorced in 1972. In 1990, she was wed to Jerry Filiciotto, with whom she runs a maple syrup business in New Hampshire. Until recently, Page was also host of a weekly Sunday program on the "Music of Your Life" radio network (now distributed to individual radio stations via satellite by Jones Radio Networks). She and Jack White of White Stripes were interviewed by USA Today on January 1, 2008.


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Original Patti Page Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 index card. Hand signed: Best Wishes from Patti Page in blue marker. Regular Price - $ 125.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.95.


   

ARTHUR FIEDLER AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Arthur Fiedler was born December 17, 1894 – died July 10, 1979.   Arthur Fiedler was the long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the country. Some criticized him for watering down music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but Fiedler deliberately kept performances informal, light, and often self-mocking to attract more listeners.


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Original Arthur Fiedler Autographed 7 3/4 x 10 black & white Photograph. Written: To Lt. Century (it looks like century - could be another name - hard to read clearly) Best Wishes Arthur Fiedler. Regular Price - $ 125.00 / Sale Price - $ 74.95.


JOHNNY HALLYDAY AUTOGRAPH

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Johnny Hallyday was born Jean-Philippe Smet June 15, 1943. Johnny Hallyday is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he is considered by some to be the French Elvis Presley. Original Johnny Hallyday Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 index card. You also receive the shown 8 1/2 x 11 inch color print of Johnny Hallyday. Regular Price - $ 125.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.95.