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    Harry James Trumpet . "He was at peace and he knew he was loved when he was playing the trumpet," said Helen Forrest of Harry James (1916-1983), in whose band she was the lead singer during the World War II years. "He knew nothing could hurt him." James' distinctions were many - including being the first bandleader to hire Frank Sinatra (in 1939), the man who married blonde and leggy pin-up girl Betty Grable (in 1943), and a bandleader who was a movie star himself in such films as Bathing Beauty (1944). James' had a troubled life - alcoholism, womanizing and gambling woes - but his great fame as a trumpet player transcended his personal problems and established him as a legend in 20th century American music. Heritage proudly offers this trumpet, a "King Silver Sonic," manufactured by the H.N. White Company of Cleveland, Ohio, with James' signature engraved on the side. This special instrument was owned and played by Harry James, and documentation will be provided by the consignor stating such. The trumpet comes with its handsome black leather carrying case with plush blue lining. This is a beautiful instrument, the trademark memento of a man who loved his music so deeply that the cancer-suffering James worked up to nine days before he died. Excellent condition.

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