August 26, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/26/2021

Offered is one of the earliest Dean Martin signatures we have seen, especially on a professional document. Martin has signed the October 6, 1943, "Blue Network Company, Inc." contract to appear on the "Joe Rines and Orchestra" radio show. Martin had only recently moved to New York to pursue his singing career after singing for Cleveland bandleader Sammy Watkins for several years--Watkins is credited with suggesting he change his name to Dean Martin. He stayed with Watkins there until at least May 1943. He wouldn't team up with Jerry Lewis, rocketing his career to superstardom, until 1946. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication. The sheet measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches and presents in Near Mint to Mint condition.

Dean Martin Signed 1943 “Blue Network Company, Inc.” Radio Show Agreement - Very Early Signature (BAS)
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Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium: $173
Estimate: $100 - $200
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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