Harry Richman
HARRY RICHMAN. Sepia tone 7.2 x 10 head and shoulders book-weight portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1930 edition of "Stars of the Photoplay," boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, "To John/Sincerely/Harry Richman." This page was signed in person most likely in the early 1960s. Fine condition, with a few extremely mild handling bends. Singer, band leader, and (not very good) actor Harry Richman was a popular Broadway headliner, appearing in several editions of the George White "Scandals" and Ziegfeld "Follies" and at one time owning and hosting a popular speakeasy next to Carnegie Hall. With a large baritone voice and an even larger ego, he made his film debut in the misbegotten musical, Puttin' On the Ritz (1930), gaining some measure of immortality by introducing Irving Berlin's catchy title song.
$25
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