1940s and Earlier Sheet Music with Pickford, Jolson, Vallee and Other Stars on the Covers.
Lot 754. 1940s and Earlier Sheet Music with Pickford, Jolson, Vallee and Other Stars on the Covers. Twenty-four pieces of sheet music, all but two from the 1930s and earlier, make up this collection. Most have vocal or movie stars on the covers. Some are by widely recognized composers, recording artists or both. A few are relatively obscure, but nonetheless interesting. Here is the list: Mary Pickford, “Daddy Long Legs,” 1919. Al Jolson, “Who Paid the Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?” 1914. Rudy Vallee, “If I Had a Girl Like You,” 1930, and “My Time is Your Time,” Vallee mentioned but not pictured, 1934. Harold Lloyd, “Freshie,” 1925; he was one of the top comedians of the silent film era, and in 1953, he received an Academy Honorary Award for being a "master comedian.” Alice White (actress), “Buy, Buy for Baby,” 1928. Major Edward Bowes (radio personality, hosted “The Original Amateur Hour” from 1935 until his death in 1946), “The Old Spinning Wheel,” 1933. Frank Crumit (singer – “Frankie and Johnnie” and composer – “Buckeye [Ohio State] Battle Cry,” vaudeville performer), “Pretty Little Dear,” 1927. Nora Bayes (singer, Ziegfeld Follies, et., performed with her husband, Jack Norworth, lyricist for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”), “Freckles,” 1919. Mel Cooper (singer), “Silver Threads Among the Gold,” 1935. Don Azpiazú (leading Cuban band and orchestra leader), “The Peanut Vendor,” 1930. Ed Lowry (primarily a vaudeville comic), “Maggie! ‘Yes Ma’am’ [Come Right Up Stairs],” 1923. Scene from “Holiday in Mexico,” with Walter Pidgeon, Jose Iturbi, Jane Powell and Xavier Cugat, “I Think of You,” 1941. Joe Sanders, jazz pianist, singer and band leader, “Harold Teen,” based on the comic strip, 1923. Songs by prominent composers include; “The Blue Room,” 1926, by Rodgers and Hart; “Because You’re You,” 1915, by Victor Herbert; and “It’s De-Lovely,” 1936 by Cole Porter from “Red Hot and Blue!” starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante and Bob Hope. Also, “Kittie Moore,” 1927 by Leo Wright; “Which Hazel,” 1921 by Ned Norworth and Abner Silver; The Turkey Trot,” 1912 by Henry Berti ; “Dear Little Mother with Silver Hair,” 1931 by Margery Watkins; “Silvery Waves,” 1907 by A. P. Wyman; “I Love You Dear, And Only You,” 1900 by Frank Pixley and Gustav Luders, and “With a Hey and a Hi and Ho Ho Ho!” 1947 by Mann Curtis and Vic Mizzy. This sheet music ranges from p to ex and averages g+; all of it is complete. Minimum Bid $20.