XAVIER CUGAT

Vintage 5×7 matte finish black and white chest-up publicity portrait, boldly signed in blue fountain pen and dated 1944 in his hand.  Fine condition, with pin holes to the top corner tips. The Spanish-born, Cuban-raised musician, known as “The Rumba King,” was a chart-topping band leader who helped popularize Hispanic music styles in the United States.  He was featured in numerous film musicals and also led the band at New York’s upscale Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for 16 years.

$45