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    [Helen Morgan] Christmas Card. One page, 5.5" x 8", n.d. This single panel is imprinted in black, red, and silver, and depicts Morgan, the legendary American singer and actress of the 1920s and '30s, from the back sitting on a grand piano in front of a fireplace. Bold colors; very fine.

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    Seated next to Morgan on the piano is a silver mouse whose tail lengthens out across the piano to form the words "Helen Morgan." The smoke of the fireplace forms the words "Merry Xmas" in silver.  Morgan became popular in the 1920s after starring in Show Boat. After suffering from alcoholism, she died at age forty-one of cirrhosis of the liver.



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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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