Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0008032: EDDIE CANTOR

Definitive vintage 7.7 x 9.25-inch glossy black and white studio publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen for an in-person collector in the 1930s. In fine condition, with slightly unevenly trimmed borders; small mounting remnants on the reverse side; and a mild bend to the top left corner tip. Banjo-eyed and beloved comic singer, songwriter, songwriter, dancer, and film actor Eddie Cantor popularized tunes like "Makin' Whoopee," "Ida," "If You Knew Susie," "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider," "That's the Kind of a Baby for Me," "Hello, Sunshine, Hello," "The Man on the Flying Trapeze," "Lena from Palestina," "Ma! He's Makin' Eyes at Me," "Margie," "Mandy," "You'd Be Surprised," "There's Nothing Too Good for My Baby," and "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?" and delighted audiences in classic comedies like Kid Boots (1926), Whoopee! (1930), Palmy Days (1931), The Kid from Spain (1932), Roman Scandals (1934), Kid Millions (1934), Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937), and Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943). It's a little-known fact that he composed "Merrily We Roll Along", adopted as Warner Brothers' Merrie Melodies cartoon theme song.