Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0032415: ETHEL SHUTTA

Scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch light green autograph album page, acquired in-person following a performance at the Paramount Theater in the early 1930s. In good condition, with minor surface crinkles, and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. Singer Ethel Shutta-- once voted by fans second only to Annette Hanshaw as the most beloved female performer of her era-- came to prominence in the early Eddie Cantor musical Whoopee! (1928) and on Jack Benny's radio show in the 1930s. In 1971, at the age of 73, she made a sensational comeback in Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," playing veteran actress Hattie Walker and brining down the house every night for two years, belting "Broadway Baby."