Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Lena Horne and Others Signed Photos. This lot of seven vintage signed photos of Big Band-era musicians leads off with a beautiful 5" x 7" portrait of the late Lena ("Stormy Weather") Horne, signed in the later 1930s when she was temporarily spelling her name "Leana." She was singing with Noble Sissle's orchestra at the time, and she has added the orchestra's name below her signature. Also included: a 3.5" x 5" signed portrait of banjo virtuoso Kers Harvey; a 3.5" x 5.5" signed portrait of British band leader Jack ("Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries") Hylton; a 4" x 5" signed portrait of Louis ("Just a Gigolo") Prima; a 5" x 7" signed portrait of bandleader Griff ("Dream Music") Williams; an 8" x 8" signed portrait of Abe ("Your Hit Parade") Lyman; an 8" x 10" signed picture of Roger Wolfe Kahn ("Hot Hot Hottentot"), with his Orchestra; and an 8" x 10" portrait of trumpeter Johnnie ("Hooray for Hollywood") Davis, initialed by Davis, with a fully-signed card attached. The original collector has attached a small newspaper obituary for Kahn on his picture, and a partial obituary for a bandleader on the upper right corner of Ms. Horne's picture; overall Good to Very Good condition. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2010
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 478

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 17, 2010 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 December 5 Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just received the catalog. Incredible! Never seen such a catalog and have been collecting since 1974. Congratulations!
    Philipp K.,
    Marina Del Ray, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search