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Ed Sullivan Signed 8×10 Photo – COA JSA
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Ed Sullivan was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, later popularly—and, eventually, officially—renamed The Ed Sullivan. Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set a record as the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history.
Presented is an 8×10 promotional black and white photo of Ed Sullivan. It was autographed by the host in blue ballpoint pen “5” with the notation, “To Lou Your Friend”. Also included for provenance is a paper clipping showcasing an Ed Sullivan show at the Desert Inn.
This item originates from the Louis Basil collection. In the mid-1950’s, Basil moved his family from Chicago to Las Vegas to become one of the city’s best orchestra leaders. He orchestrated at many places with many headlining stars throughout the United States over many years. He performed in places like The Carman Theater in Philadelphia, Loew’s State Theater in New York, The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and The Sahara Hotel Las Vegas. Basil obtained these autographed items in person and many were personalized to him or his family members.
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & Sticker