HARRY RUBY

Bold signature and inscription, “To/John -/Best wishes/Harry/Ruby,” in black felt tip ink on a 6×4 white index card.  Very fine condition.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in April 1971.  John Verzi collection.  Composer and lyricist Harry Ruby formed a three-decade partnership with Bert Kalmar, writing a series of Broadway hits in the 1920s before moving on to the movies in the 1930s.  He was closely associated with the Marx Brothers, writing both songs and scripts for Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933), as well as songs for other of their films.  Among his popular hits were such songs as “Who’s Sorry Now,” “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” and “Nevertheless.”

$35