Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0012012: EDDIE DE LANGE

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Scarce vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1937.  In good condition, with a crease to the tip of the upper left-hand corner.  At the height of his career in the 1930s and 1940s, Eddie De Lange was a popular bandleader and important lyricist, later inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  The long list of tunes he set to words, popularized by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters, and others include "Solitude", "String of Pearls", "Moonglow", "Haunting Me", "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "All This and Heaven Too", "Deep in a Dream", "I Wish I Were Twins", "Heaven Can Wait", "This Is Madness", "Darn That Dream", "Velvet Moon", and "Shake Down the Stars".  After 1944, he began composing for motion pictures, penning theme songs for The Bishop's Wife (1947), LuLu Belle (1948), The Kissing Bandit (1948), and other films before his early death at the age of 45.