[Female Orchestra] Spitalny, Phil. (1890–1970) & Kaye, Evelyn. (1911–1990)
Signed Photographs of Husband & Wife Pair and the All-Woman "Hour of Charm Orchestra"
Two signed photographs of the bandleader and his violinist wife, who toured as a part of the Phil Spitalny Hour of Charm Orchestra. The first, signed by Spitalny, shows him on stage with his famous all-woman orchestra, and is inscribed "Sincerely,/ Phil Spitalny." The second, signed by Kaye, shows her tuning her instrument, and reads: "Musically yours,/ Evelyn and her magic violin," followed by a brief and unidentified musical quotation. Both fine, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
The Hour of Charm Orchestra, led by composer and conductor Phil Spitalny, was a popular musical act during the 1930's and 40's famous for featuring only women in the orchestra.
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