1945 Pair of Post-War Autograph Books (72 signatures)
Great pair of books. Both date from 1945-47. Some in pencil. 1) Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Gene Krupa (2), John Dall (2) (Gun Crazy), Tex Ritter, Gene Autry, Sons of the Pioneers (5 with Bob Nolan), Marion Hutton, Tom Criers (3), Woody Herman. 2) Louis Prima, Walter Huston, Louis Jordan, Tex Ritter, Jerry Colona, Clyde Beatty (Circus), Bob Hope, Guy Lombardo, Carole Landis (1948 suicide), Gene Krupa, Basil Rathbone, Jack Haley (Oz), Paul Winchell, "Jerry Mahoney," Mae West (Beauty), Perry Como, Harry Blackstone, Gertrude Lawrence, with actual "kiss," Jack Fina, Hugh Marlowe, Jimmy Durante, Constance Moore, (Buck Rogers). All of these autographs in person and among the earliest books of Steve K. From Cleveland theaters where they were performing. Total of 72 signatures. Some signed "To Red."