Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0013232061: CLIFF EDWARDS

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Highly scarce vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4 x 6.5-inch tan card, made up with a magazine image, dating to the 1930s. In good condition. Naughty Cliff Edwards first gained fame as pop musician Ukulele Ike, repeatedly getting himself into hot water for rique lyrics like, "I'm gonna give it to Mary with love-- I mean a diamond!" With the advent of talking pictures, he was increasingly called upon to croon on celluloid, making his debut in The Hollywood Review of 1929. He was thereafter a busy character actor, memorable as Poggle in Sidewalks of New York (1931), a reminiscent soldier in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Endicott in His Girl Friday (1940). He is best known, however, for his repeated collaborations with Walt Disney: In 1940, Edwards lent his distinctive, high, melodious voice to Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio and, the following year, to Jim Crow in Dumbo.