Total of 52 vintage fountain pen signatures from Ella Fitzgerald and the Chick Webb Band, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, and the Gene Krupa Orchestra, each group signing on separate off-white 7.25 x 10.5 sheets which were subsequently affixed to 11 x 14 scrapbook pages along with clipped magazine photos. The 19 signers from the Fitzgerald/Webb band include Ella Fitzgerald, Taft Jordan, Elmer Williams, Pete Clarke, Ulysses Livingston, Dick Vance, George Matthews, and Tommy Fulford; the 20 signers from Hampton’s orchestra include Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea, Marshal Royal, Ernest Royal, Lee Young, Bob Evans, Irving P. Ashby, Ray Perry, Bob Barfield, Karl George, Freddie Trainor, Vernon Alley, Henry Sloan, Papa Whitman, and Chas Thompson; and among 13 signers from Krupa’s group include Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Anita O’Day, Johnny Desmond, Milton Raskin, Babe Wagner, Graham Young, and Remo Biondi. In overall very good condition, with various folds, creases, and toning. RR Auction COA.
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