Lot 953

Previous image preload Next image preload


953. BING CROSBY ARCHIVE BING CROSBY (1904 - 1977) American singer and entertainer who developed the "crooner" singing style. A fine grouping of Crosby material, includes: three T.L.S.'s on his letterhead, 3pp. 4to., 1976-77, all to collector Alston Sutton, in part: "...I didn't know that I had anybody who was making a collection as unique as yours...records by other singers where my name was used as part of the lyrics...I'd be interested in a list...I think the 'Feels Good' album has some great songs and some nice arrangements by Alan Cohen...I have no recollection whatsoever of 'Crooner's Lullaby'...several of the songs that Johnson and Coslow wrote were very successful for me...". Also included is an S.P. 8" x 10" b/w, slightly toned, vintage sheet music for Crosby's songs "Crooner's Lullaby", "I'm Only Guessin'", "Hello Mom", "Mairzy Doats", "Waltzing in a Dream", and "Between a Kiss and a Sigh", each picturing Crosby and signed by him on the cover; mimeographed sheet music for "Straight Down the Middle" from Crosby's estate, a love letter from his first wife Dixie Lee on his letterhead, 2pp. 4to., ca. 1940[?], mentioning playing tennis with Don Budge and closing: "But I love you more than anyone else does anyhow...", and related ephemera. A great collection!             $750 - 1,000

Accepted Forms of Payment:

April 30, 2008 11:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to [bp]% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions