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    Sam Cooke Signed Black and White Photograph Plus A Large Collection of Black and White Photographs of Him, Circa 1961. An original print with a glossy finish, depicting the singer in an office with his press agent and personal manager, Jess Rand, signed in blue ballpoint ink on the lower white margin "To 'Jess' / 'A friend / as well as / a guide / through / life' / Sam Cooke;" verso with photographer's stamp reading in part "Eddie Rocco" plus a handwritten annotation in black felt-tip ink reading "1961 / Sam Cooke / Jess Rand;" also included is a large collection of approximately 80 original print black and white stills, with either a matte or glossy finish, all depicting the singer at various places and at various times in the early 1960s, most of which have not been seen before as they were compiled by and saved by Rand; from The Estate of Jess Rand. (Please note the lower right corner of the signed photograph is missing.)
    10" x 8"

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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