EDITH, SINCERELY

Edith, whatever else we might know about her, had excellent taste in singers, and she acquired autographed pictures of them — whether in person or by mail.

In both cases (courtesy of eBay) I believe the signatures are genuine.  I would vouch for Mildred’s because her calligraphy was distinctive, and Maxine’s elegant script was the same when she autographed a record for me in the very early Seventies.  It is possible that Mildred signed her name to dozens of photographs and then wrote in the recipient’s name — the ink is slightly different — but that was common practice, I think.

Mildred:

TO EDITH  MILDRED

Maxine:

TO EDITH   MAXINE

So, Edith, thank you for being such a diligent and discerning fan!

May your happiness increase!

One response to “EDITH, SINCERELY

  1. Thanks for this article. I had been viewing the Maxine Sullivan autograph on Ebay, and won it. Hope to receive it soon.
    I wonder who Edith was.
    I am looking for other original early Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington publicity portraits. Joyce Bryant to, and Ella.
    guyrawlings@ymail.com

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