Inscribed Vintage Photograph

PENNER, Joe (1904 - 1941)

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Date Published: 1934

Description: 10 x 8 inches, no place, no date, circa 1934 -- a vintage photo of a seated Penner wearing a hat and with an unlit cigar between his teeth. He is holding a live white duck in his lap with its head resting on Penner's shoulder. Inscribed on the left side: "To Florence Monett Sincerely Joe Penner." Gently warped, but still in very good condition.

Comments: Joe Penner was a major craze in Vaudeville during the Depression years of 1933 and 1934. He later parlayed his famous one-liner, "Wanna buy a duck?" into a successful radio career. In the 1930s, his radio show premiered the voice of a young Mel Blanc, whose character, Egghead, was partly based on Penner and was the forerunner of Blanc's legendary character Elmer Fudd.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 176207

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