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    Paul Whiteman Unsigned Window Card. In 1918, Paul Whiteman formed his first orchestra for an engagement at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco but later became most active in the Los Angeles area. In 1920, his band began recording for Victor, and his recording of "Japanese Sandman" made his fame national. In 1923, a musical instrument company named Whiteman "The King Of Jazz" as part of a promotional event, and he would be known under this nickname for the rest of his life. This attractive card is done in white and two shades of blue pastel, with a wonderful artist's rendering of "The King of Jazz," with musical notes floating behind his image. His head goes above the top border, and this creates a nice effect. Minor defects are pin holes at each corner, normal age wear, and some slight edge wear in the lower right corner.

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