Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00148123: ANNETTE HANSHAW

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Extremely rare vintage 5x7-inch matte-finish black and white portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the 1930s. In fine condition, with a small bend in the top border, and a pair of very mild diagonal bends in the background, just below the writing, minimally detracting from overall appearance. Marvelous jazz and pop singer Annette Hanshaw was one of the most popular female vocalists of the 1930s, performing producing over 250 sweet and moving recordings of tunes like "Lover Come Back to Me," "I Get the Blues When It Rains," "Mean to Me," "Ho Hum," "Say It Isn't So," and "You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?" She stopped performing at the end of 1937 and declared in an interview many decades later that she despised show business, was terrified of performing in public and loathed the sound of her own voice. This is just the fourth example of her autograph we have encountered in over 35 years.