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WHITEMAN, Paul. Signed Photograph.

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The King of Jazz

WHITEMAN, Paul. Signed Photograph.

Black and white portrait photograph, 5 x 7 inches. Light creases to a couple of corners, otherwise a very good copy,
Inscribed in green ink by Paul Whiteman, "For Thomas Walsh Best Wishes sincerely Paul Whiteman"
Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader and orchestral director.
Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s, Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely successful, and press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz". Using a large ensemble and exploring many styles of music, Whiteman is perhaps best known for his blending of symphonic music and jazz, as typified by his 1924 commissioning and debut of George Gershwin's jazz-influenced "Rhapsody In Blue".