My most recent eBay purchase — prewar, I assume, since Miss Boswell had not yet become Connee. Beautiful, no matter how she spelled it. Both the inscription and the signature look authentic, although perhaps signed at different times — no matter.
That distracting object to the right is courtesy of the precise eBay seller — it didn’t come in the package. Miss Boswell was larger than any ordinary measuring device, we know.
Here is another representation — vibrant, passionate, yearning, full of feeling: sounds that will be resonating long after pieces of paper have faded and crumbled:
and a clip from the 1941 KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE, where Connie sings SAND IN MY SHOES (Victor Schertzinger – Frank Loesser) before and after Eddie “Rochester” Anderson’s star turn — turns, to be accurate:
She and her Sisters were a marvel, and they haven’t been replaced.
May your happiness increase!