Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0008032: EDDIE CANTOR

Nifty vintage 8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in turquoise fountain pen in 1950, as noted by the original collecto beneath the autograph. In fine condition, with a few minor surface dings. 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.