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Hoagy Carmichael Signed 8×10 Photo – COA JSA
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Hoagy Carmichael was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. American composer and author Alec Wilder described Carmichael as the “most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great craftsmen” of pop songs in the first half of the twentieth century.
Presented is an 8×10 promotional black and white photo of Hoagy Carmichael wearing a hat. It was autographed by the entertainer in black pen “9” with the notation, “To Louis – When we had fun”.
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