1944 Broadway Playbill Signed by Jackie Gleason, Gertrude Niesen, Dorothy Keller, and Val Valentinoff for Follow the Girls. It was September 7, 1944 in New York City. Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor. The war was dragging on and a young Brooklyn-born Jackie Gleason was getting his first big break on Broadway playing "Goofy Gale" in a musical comedy starring singer Gertrude Niesen titled Follow the Girls. That evening some patient theatregoer waited by the stage door at the Forty-Fourth Street Theatre and got four of the actors' autographs in pencil on the title page inside their issue of Playbill. That very issue is offered here and it is almost certainly one of the earliest Jackie Gleason autographs ever offered. The Playbill is 6.5" x 9" and is in very fine condition.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Collectibles (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    7th-8th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 977

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 29 days left to consign to the 2018 May 11 Space Exploration - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414