Jazz - Twenty Signed Photographs Of Male Jazz Singers And Entertainers (circa late 1940s to early 1950s.). All vintage prints, eleven stamped "Character Artists, Cleveland, Ohio" to lower right corner. Some of the images showing the singers on stage at various venues , others show them relaxing backstage and signing autographs. The majority of the autographs are personalized to "Nat", mainly signed in blue or green ink including: Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine (x2), Joe Turner, Tony Bennett (x4), Cab Calloway, Johnny Ray (x4), The Mills Brothers and Perry Como (x5). All 8" x 10 or 10" x 8". One of Como's is in Good condition, with fading to the signature with loss and yellowing. The balance are generally in Fine to Excellent condition, some with remnants of yellow tape to left edge from when they were mounted in an album. Some minor curling. COA from Heritage Auctions.
Provenance: From The Nat Singerman Jazz Archive.
See "Antiques Roadshow", PBS, Episode #2005, Little Rock, 2015.