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    Harry James Signed Window Card. Harry James was born into music, as his father was the bandleader for travelling circuses. At seven, Harry was playing the drums and, by the time he was ten, his father was teaching him trumpet. From 1935-1936, Harry got a road gig with Ben Pollack's big band, but in 1937, after joining Benny Goodman, Harry James would become a superstar. His trumpet solos became a favorite among Goodman's fans, and James soon decided to go off on his own to form a band under his own name, which he did in 1939. Harry James, with movie star good looks, appeared in many films, such as "Private Buckaroo," "Springtime in the Rockies," "Best Foot Forward," and "Two Girls and a Sailor," plus he played trumpet on the soundtrack for actor Kirk Douglas in the film "Young Man With a Horn." This attractive card shows James with his trumpet, and he has signed on his image. Pinholes could be matted or framed out. Accompanied by COA from Jazz & Big Band expert Larry Rafferty.

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