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Marilyn Monroe Joe DiMaggio Yul Brynner Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein Deborah Kerr Rita Moreno Ed Sullivan Penny Singleton Signed "The King And I" Autographed Soundtrack
This is the original 1956 mono release of the soundtrack to "The King And I". It has been signed on the back cover by Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Penny Singleton (star of the "Blondie" movies based on the comic strip, and voice of Jane Jetson), Ed Sullivan, and two others. The signatures were obtained by Cicely Steinberg, who grew up on Broadway from the early 1950's onward. Cicely would obtain records from the nearby Colony Records store on Broadway, still operating there today. She would frequent the theater district and nearby hotels, collecting the autographs of whatever celebrities she may encounter. There is significant seam splitting on top and bottom seams, otherwise cover is in very good condition. Vinyl has very minor scratching. Original paper inner sleeve is yellowed, otherwise in fine shape. Joe DiMaggio's signature, which is above Marilyn Monroe's, is largely over a dark photo area, but more easily seen in person. It is believed that many of the signatures were obtained at the 1956 Academy Awards ceremony on March 27 1957, but that Joe DiMaggio signed at a later time.