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Autographs: entertainers  D - G

    

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above: detail of Billy Daniels autograph

Billy Daniels - 1915-1988, American big band vocalist and actor of mixed-race, famous for his signature tune "That Old Black Magic"; he was a big star in the UK. topping the bill at the London Palladium in 1952, then making a sell-out tour of Britain. He starred in several films, including When You're Smiling and The Sunny Side of the Street - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To J.M. Lovell [?], Billy Daniels". £20

 

 

 

 

   

      

 

above: detail of Sandy Daw autograph

Sandy Daw - Scottish music hall comic and singer - 5.25 x 9 inches (13.5 x 22.5 cm), inscribed "To Chris Brown, best wishes. Yours aye, Sandy Daw". £15

 

 

 

 

  

       

 

above: detail of Chris de Burgh autograph

Chris de Burgh - born 1948, British-Irish musician and songwriter. He has sold over 45 million albums world-wide, and his song Lady in Red was a massive hit in the UK, in the USA, around the world - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed record company publicity photo, signed: "For Lisa, Happy Birthday - Chris de Burgh". £20

 

 

 

 

   

                 

above: detail of Alan Dean autograph

Alan Dean - British jazz singer, star of 1950s radio - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes, Alan Dean" in blue biro. £12

 

 

 

 

    

  

 

above: detail of Bernard Delfont autograph

Bernard Delfont - 1909-1994, Ukrainian-born theatrical impressario, brother of Lew Grade and uncle of Michael Grade; he was initially a dancer and then a theatrical agent who went on to put on over 200 shows including 50 musicals such as City of Angels and Sweet Charity. He was probably most famous for The Royal Variety Performances - 6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5 x 21.5 cm) large autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes to Larissa, B. Delfont". £15

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

above: detail of Barbara Dickson autograph

Barbara Dickson - born 1947, British (Scottish) singer, whose hits include I Know Him so Well, and January February. She became a household name singing as a weekly guest in the BBC TV comedy show The Two Ronnies, and went on to star in musicals, including Blood Brothers - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo. £20

 

 

 

 

    

     

 

above: detail of Isabelle Dillon autograph

Isabelle Dillon - British variety and music hall singer of the 1920s, particularly at the Sunderland Empire - 5 x 7 inches (12.5 x 17.5 cm) autographed photo, signed "Sincerely yours, Isabelle Dillon". £15

 

 

 

 

  

          

 

above: detail of Sacha Distel autograph

Sacha Distel - 1933-2004, French singer and guitarist of French-Jewish and Russian ancestry, born Alexandre Distel. A major star in France, he was even more popular in the UK, and in the 1970s appeared regularly on TV variety shows, including Seaside Special and The Val Doonican Show; his many hit records included Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To John, best wishes, Sacha Distel 1996". £20

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

above: detail of Val Doonican autograph

Val Doonican - 1927-2015, Irish singer and entertainer. He came from Waterford, the youngest of eight children, and after the early death of his father when he was a teenager, he worked in a factory during the day, performing in the evenings. He started to appear on Irish television and radio as a singer, whilst also playing the drums with a touring group. He started making occassional radio and TV appearances on British television in the mid 1960s, and soon became famous for his friendly and relaxed style, sometimes wearing a jumper and sitting in a rocking-chair, often singing comic Irish songs such as Delaney's Donkey and Paddy McGinty's Goat. By the early 1970s he had his own series on BBC television, The Val Doonican Show, which at its' height attracted 19 million viewers. He made a huge number of hit records, and his albums were almost constantly in the charts and were bought by millions of middle-class, middle-aged Britains. As an artist he was a perfectionist, and his seemingly effortless style hid a vast amount of talent and hard work, and he was greatly admired by his fellow performers  - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo, signed "Thank you! Val Doonican". Nice early autograph. £20

 

 

 

 

  

                       

above: detail of Jenny Eclair autograph

Jenny Eclair - born 1960, British comedian who was the first female winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Perrier Comedy Award. She regularly appears on radio and television comedy programmes, and wrote and starred in BBC TV's Grumpy Old Women, and has been a panelist on Loose Women - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed publicity photo, signed: "Love, Jenny Eclair x".  £12

  

 

 

 

 

Ray Ellington - 1915-1985, British bandleader, singer and drummer, best known for his appearances on BBC radio comedy The Goon Show in which the Ray Ellington Quartet appeared every week, and Ellington often had small speaking roles - autograph in dark blue in on 3 x 3 inches (7 x 7 cm) paper fragment snipped from autograph book. £10      

 

 

 

 

  

  

         

 

above: detail of Jimmy Edwards autograph

Jimmy Edwards - 1920-1988, British comedian and comic actor; he appeared in eleven films, including Three Men in a Boat, Bottoms Up, Innocents in Paris and The Bed Sitting Room. He was perhaps best known as a star of radio, playing Pa Glum in Take it from Here, and then starring as the headmaster in both the radio and television versions of Whacko!. He was in the RAF in WW2, winning the Dintinguished Flying Cross, suffering facial injuries when his aircraft crashed at Arnhem in 1944 leaving scars which he covered up with a large handlebar moustache, which became his trademark - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, with dedication, signed: "To Eileen from "Professor" Jimmy Edwards". £30

 

 

 

 

   

 

                    

above: detail of G.H. Elliott autograph

G. H. Elliott - 1882-1968, British blackface minstrel, billed as "The Chocolate-Coloured Coon", a vastly successful music hall and variety singer, who topped the bill for half a century - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes, yours sincerely, G.H. Elliott". Condition: slight wear to bottom corners. £20

 

 

 

 

    

Ben Elton - born 1959, British comedian, actor and author.A stand-up comedian in the 1980s, he co-wrote cult TV series The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line, and a musical, We Will Rock You. His novels include Stark, Gridlock, Popcorn and High Society - 5 x 6.5 inches (13 x 17 cm) autographed informal photo. £12     

 

 

 

 

  

 

         

 

above: detail of Bella Emberg autograph

Bella Emberg - born 1937, British actress who appeared regularly on TV in the 1970s and 80s; she was best known for her appearances on The Benny Hill Show and The Russ Abbot Show as Blunderwoman. She appeared in three different Dr Who stories, and had roles in Z Cars and Softly Softly - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed publicity card showing her as Blunderwoman, signed: "Good luck, Bella Emberg". £8

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Emery - 1915-1983, British comedian and actor on radio (Educating Archie, Hancock's Half Hour), and star of long-running BBC TV series The Dick Emery Show - autograph on 5 x 3 inches (13 x 7.5 cm) green page from autograph book, signed: "Best wishes, Dick Emery". £30   

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

above: detail of Norman Evans autograph

Norman Evans - 1901-1962, British comedian, a star of variety and radio, one of the greatest pantomime dames of all time; his "over the garden wall" sketches were later adopted by Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough with their Cissie and Ada characters - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. Condition: small fragments of paper and marks on reverse where item has been in album. £15   [ref: NE1]

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

above: detail of autographed photo

Norman Evans - 1901-1962, British comedian, a star of variety and radio, one of the greatest pantomime dames of all time; his "over the garden wall" sketches were later adopted by Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough with their Cissie and Ada characters - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo with dedication, signed: "To Flo, sincerely yours, Norman Evans". £15   [ref: NE2]

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Evans - 1901-1962, British comedian, a star of variety and radio, one of the greatest pantomime dames of all time; his "over the garden wall" sketches were later adopted by Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough with their Cissie and Ada characters - autograph on 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm) pale green page from autograph book, signed: "To John, sincerely yours, Norman Evans 1939". £8   [ref: NE3]      

 

 

 

 

  

  

              

 

above: detail of Adam Faith autograph

Adam Faith - 1940-2003, pop legend of the 60s, with number one hits: What Do You Want and Poor Me. He later became a TV actor, most famously starring in Budgie - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed publicity photo. £55

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

above: detail of Frederick Ferrari autograph

Frederick Ferrari - 1912-1994, popular tenor and one-time member of the Crazy Gang, a well-known variety and radio performer - 2.75 x 3.5 inches (7 x 8.5 cm) small autographed photo, signed: "Sincerely, F. Ferrari". £10

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

above: detail of Sid Field autograph

Sid Field - 1904-1950, British comedian, major star of music hall, variety and radio, whom Bob Hope famously described as "probably the best comedian of them all". Sadly no film exists of him performing live, and we only have studio footage of the famous (but alas rather tame) Golf Sketch, which lacks the live audience which he required to be really funny - 5.5 x 7 inches (14 x 17.5 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To Peter, Sid Field". Scarce. £75

 

 

 

 

    

          

 

above: detail of Reginald Foort autograph

Reginald Foort - 1893-1980, British celebrity theatre organist in the late 1930s. He started as a cinema organist, then from 1936 to 1938 was the first official BBC Theatre Organist. He was a very famous performer in his day, and in 1971 was a guest on BBC radio's Desert Island Discs - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, with handwritten signature in blue-black ink below printed one. Condition: paper fragments stuck to reverse where item has been in album. £10   [ref: RF1]

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

above: detail of Reginald Foort autograph

Reginald Foort - 1893-1980, British celebrity theatre organist in the late 1930s. He started as a cinema organist, then from 1936 to 1938 was the first official BBC Theatre Organist. He was a very famous performer in his day, and in 1971 was a guest on BBC radio's Desert Island Discs - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, with handwritten signature in blue ink, above a printed one already on the card. £10   [ref: RF2]

 

 

 

 

   

             

 

above: detail of Will Fyffe autograph

Will Fyffe - 1885-1947, Scottish music hall entertainer, who also appeared in 23 films, both in Britain and America, and recorded over 30 songs. He was one of Britain's best-paid entertainers in the 1930s, and is probably best remembered for his song I Belong to Glasgow - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Yours aye, Will Fyffe, 1928". £15   [ref: WF1]

 

 

 

 

 

                    

above: detail of Will Fyffe autograph

Will Fyffe - 1885-1947, Scottish music hall entertainer, who also appeared in 23 films, both in Britain and America, and recorded over 30 songs. He was one of Britain's best-paid entertainers in the 1930s, and is probably best remembered for his song I Belong to Glasgow - 2.75 x 3.5 inches (7 x 9 cm) autographed photo entitled "Will Fyffe O' The Merchant Navy", signed: "Good Luck, Will Fyffe C.B.E. 1942". Condition: fragments of paper stuck to reverse where item has been in album. £12   [ref: WF3]

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

above: detail of Bruce Forsyth autograph

Bruce Forsyth - 1928-2017; British entertainer, actor, TV personality and gameshow host; knighted in 2011, he starred in variety (famously at the London Palladium with Sammy Davies Jr.), in films (Star and Bedknobs and Broomsticks) and TV (The Generation Game, Play Your Card Right, Strictly Come Dancing) - 5.25 x 7.25 inches (13 x 18.5 cm) autographed informal photo dating from 1998. £20

 

 

 

 

        

Ronald Frankau - 1894-1951, versatile British comedian and musician, now famous for his risque records banned by the BBC in the 1930s, and who starred on radio with Tommy Handley as the comedy duo Murgatroyd and Winterbottom - autograph on 7 x 4.5 inches (17.5 x 11 cm) pale blue page taken from an autograph book. Lovely autograph, signed in black ink. £18
      

   

 

 

 

  

  

     

Galton and Simpson - comedy scriptwriter duo. Ray Galton (born 1930) and Alan Simpson (1929-2017) legendary scriptwriters who wrote long-running radio classic Hancock's Half Hour, then all eight series of TV and radio sitcom Steptoe and Son; also the script to the Tony Hancock film The Rebel - 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm) photo nicely signed by both. £45 

 

above: details of Galton and Simpson autographs

  

 

 

 

  

         

Uri Geller - Israeli psychic and celebrity - 3.75 x 6 inches (9.5 x 15 cm) autographed photo, postally-used in1997, with dedication, signed: "To Al Best, my best wishes, Uri Geller. See other side" then on reverse is 25 word message and another signature. £15     

      

 

above: detail of Uri Geller autograph

   

  

   

 

    

     

Ricky Gervais - born 1961: British comedian, actor, writer, director and radio presenter, famous for playing David Brent in The Office - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. £15

 


     

                               

       above: detail of Ricky                Gervais autograph

   

  

   

 

    

 

              

 

above: detail of Joyce Golding

Joyce Golding - 1922-2012, British entertainer, impersonator and actress. She made her debut in shows for ENSA, entertaining the troops in Europe in the Second World War. A favourite routine was a recitation of Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade in the guise of a drunk, then a spiv and other characters. She also gave a lecture on the evils of alcohol, whilst falling prey to a bottle of gin. In 1948 he starred alongside Jimmy Edwards, Freddie Frinton and Jon Pertwee in the film Trouble in the Air. She was famously one of the few women to play the dame in pantomime, and from the 1950s until her retirement in the late 1960s, she was part of a double act with singer Tony Stuart - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To Bernard, with pleasure, Joyce Golding". £15   

 

 

 

 

              

                 

 

above: detail of Hughie Green autograph

Hughie Green - 1920 - 1997, British-born Canadian radio and TV personality/gameshow host, who had his first radio show aged 14 - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, postally-used pre-1936. Nice young photo with a typical example of his neat teenaged autograph, in green ink. £15

 

 

 

 

  

              

 

above: detail of Nana Gualdi autograph

Nana Gualdi - 1932-2007, Swiss singer and actress - She recorded many German popular songs in the 1950s and 60s, then played singing roles in German films and on TV including Die Diehscheibe, Der Schrage Otto and Musik ist Trumf. She frequently appeared on stage in Hamburg and Stuttgart - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed record company publicity card. Condition: wear to edges and corners, and large fragments of paper stuck to reverse where item has been glued into album. £10

 

 

            

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