Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00196201211: ALFRED NEWMAN

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Extremely rare green fountain pen signature on a 1.25 x 6-inch portion of a tan restaurant guest-book, acquired in-person in the early 1930s.  In very good condition, with not as much show-through from the writing on the verso as might be suggested by the accompanying scan. Legendary film  score composer, arranger, and conductor Alfred Newman racked up a whopping nine Oscars and 45 more nominations-- more than any other composer in movie history.  He also had the second most wins and nominations for any individual.  His incredible body of work included Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931), Street Scene (1931), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Gunga Din (1939), Wuthering Heights (1939), horror's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Foreign Correspondent (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Song of Bernadette (1943), The Snake Pit (1948), All About Eve (1950), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952), The Robe (1953), The Seven-Year Itch (1955), Carousel (1956), The King and I (1956), South Pacific (1958), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), Flower Drum Song (1961), State Fair (1962), How the West Was Won (1962), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Camelot (1967), and Airport (1970).  This is first example of his autograph we have ever offered.