Guestbook of Scarsdale Socialite Amy June Wilson

[Scarsdale: 1933-1956].

Price: $2,500.00

Hardcover. Guestbook. Oblong quarto. Approximately 70 leaves. Leather boards. Front board lacking, chipping confined mostly to the foredge of several leaves, toning on first couple of leaves, clippings have sometimes offset on facing pages, overall in fair condition. Some cards, telegrams, clippings, etc. affixed on versos. Guestbook of Scarsdale socialite Amy Jane Wilson who apparently entertained both lavishly and frequently, and over a broad section of society. Each lined leaf of the album has a place for name, address, date, and remarks. Among those who have Signed the guest books are several jazz musicians who sign on the same page and on the same date, September 24th 1934, including: Fats Waller (who signs as "Thomas 'Fats' Waller Yes! Yes! 86-W-119th St., SKIP THE GUTTER - YES!"), Bud Freeman, Eddie Condon (who signs as "Slick Condon"), Al Sidell, and Frank Billings. Also signing are playwrights Eugene O'Neill and Samuel Merwin, baseball executive Connie Mack, and artist Gerard Hordyk, who signed, along with a full page drawing of a dog (and with a tipped-in program to an exhibition of his work at the Wildenstein Gallery). The clippings tipped-in occasionally identify various other minor luminaries, and also present are names from prominent families (Rothschild, Patson. etc.), but primarily of interest to us at least, are the signatures of the noted jazzmen.

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Guestbook of Scarsdale Socialite Amy June Wilson. Amy June WILSON, Eugene O'Neill Thomas "Fats" Waller, etc.
Guestbook of Scarsdale Socialite Amy June Wilson
Guestbook of Scarsdale Socialite Amy June Wilson
Guestbook of Scarsdale Socialite Amy June Wilson
Guestbook of Scarsdale Socialite Amy June Wilson