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    Vintage Jimmy Durante Photo and Cane. "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!" Jimmy Durante was one of the sensational comics of all time, and these two marvelous items are devoted to "The Great Schnozzola": Jimmy's s cane -- a dandy item with a silver horse's head (with the initials "JD" engraved at the head's base) topping the smooth, 32.5" bamboo stick; and a fascinating 7" x 13" picture of Jimmy, during his 1939 Broadway run in Stars in Your Eyes, with co-star Ethel Merman, as well as Mary Martin, Sophie Tucker, Victor Moore, and William Gaxton (all of whom were also on Broadway at the time in Leave It to Me!), Olsen and Johnson (then starring in Hellzapoppin), Jimmy Savo (then starring in The Boys from Syracuse) and others. The cane has some wear at the bottom and the matte of the picture has a bit of wear and a few cracks, but are otherwise in Very Fine condition. Great "Hot-cha-cha-cha!" artifacts from a show business legend. From the Kaye Ballard Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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