Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller [SOLD]
Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller  [SOLD]
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Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Hollywood California, circa 1938-43, SIGNED in pencil below his photograph by the great jazz pianist and composer. The Zanzibar, a venue at which Fats apparently appeared frequently on his trips to the West Coast, was located within a large dinner theatre and nightclub, The Florentine Gardens, which opened in 1938, at 5955 Hollywood Boulevard. Significant, because Fats played his last engagement at the Zanzibar in December 1943, when he became very ill with influenza and was forced to cancel the rest of his performance. He boarded a train to return home to New York but, tragically, Fats succumbed to his illness en route while his train was delayed in the Kansas City station by a winter storm, and he died in his compartment on the evening of December 15, 1943, at just 39 years old. Pictorial, printed heavy card stock, 5 3/4 by 3 3/4, folded, light toning to bottom edge, else near fine, verso is clean and unmarked, with the very good+ signature in pencil, quite light but distinct. A rare gem of classic jazz ephemera, historically significant, SIGNED by a jazz great. J1896

Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller  [SOLD]
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Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller  [SOLD]
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Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller  [SOLD]
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Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller  [SOLD]
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Fats Waller, Original Table Card for the Zanzibar Room, Circa 1938-43, SIGNED By Fats Waller  [SOLD]
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