Fascinating Collection Signed in Calendar Book (180+)
Fascinating Collection (180+) Signed in Calendar Book (4x6x1") where each celebrity has signed on his or her birthday. Can you imagine the exchanges in ink and pencil signed by autograph seeker Steve Kostrubanic, a Cleveland legend? What a wonderful eclectic lot. A half-century of celebrities. Perusal of these signatures will trigger innumerable memories from so many areas of American entertainment, sport, and culture. All are identified on pages and well signed from the 1940s-90s, some with the years they signed: Lon Chaney, Bud Abbott, George Raft, Peter Lawford, Nat King Cole, Burt Lancaster, Bruce Jenner, James Brown, Jack Dempsey, Buster Crabbe, Luke Easter, Jack Nicklaus, Anne Murray, Tony Orlando, Ruby Dee, Mitzi Gaynor, Red Skelton, Rosemary Clooney, Paul Anka, Floyd Patterson, Smothers Brothers, Bill Medley, Dinah Shore, Bobby Vinton, Shirley Jones, Jerry Tarkanian, Patty Duke, Gordie Howe, Barry Manilow, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Judy Collins, Joey Maxim, Brenda Lee, Chita Rivera, Joan Baez, Gene Fullmer, Janet Leigh, Bob Hope, Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, Marcel Marceau, Hank Ballard, Rog Clark, Dick Clark, Ossie Davis, Mariln Maxwell, Wild Bill Elliot, Mel Torme, Jane Powell, Anthony Quinn, Robert Alda, Ed Wynn, Roddy McDowall, Kirk Alyn, Buddy Rogers, Harry Carey Jr., Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennett, Larry Doby, Rudy Vallee, Debbie Reynolds, Sid Caesar, Joan Rivers, Art Modell, Anne Margaret, Steve Allen, Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, Jim Nabors, Phyllis Diller, Diana Ross, Larry Hagman and Dallas Cast. Many more. Total of 180+ signatures. First page, part of a handwritten index, is present but loose. Book well worn from necessary use.
This amazing collection of 30,000 autographs was obtained in person by one of the pioneering autograph hounds, Steve Kostrubanic. This Cleveland-area native wandered outside the theaters and sports venues of Cleveland searching for celebrities from the late 1940s right up to the early 2000s. He was fluent in all areas of popular culture including baseball, football, boxing, sports, rock ‘n’ roll, music, cinema, theater, television and more. His later job as Senator Jacob Javitz’s personal driver gave him even greater access to the rich and famous. A Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, he is a member of the Ohio State Boxing Hall of Fame.