Carmichael, Hoagy (1899-1981)
signaturen/d. In very good condition with faint paper clip imprint and light smudge at top.
The signature in blue ballpoint of the prolific Tin Pan Alley composer.
Indiana native Hoagy Carmichael's first recorded song, "Riverboat Shuffle", was cut by the popular Midwestern jazz band The Wolverines and quickly became a jazz standard. During his long career, he produced some of the most enduringly popular songs of the 1930s: "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul". Carmichael turned to acting in the 1940s and appeared on variety shows in the 1950s. He is also remembered as the pianist in Casablanca earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" in 1951.SIG-15676$60