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The Singing Nun Autograph Soeur Sourire Jeannine Deckers Signed Dominique LP ITEM SOLD
This album by the Singing Nun is called "The Singing Nun's Song", and features her #1 song "Dominique". The Singing Nun, Jeannine Deckers, has signed the front cover "Love & Best wishes to you always from: Jeannine Deckers The Singing Nun 1964" in blue ballpoint or biro pen. This mono version of the album was released on the obscure Palace label, unlike the more common Phillips release. The signature was obtained by Cicely Steinberg, who grew up on Broadway in New York from the early 1950's onward. She collected the signatures of many major stars she would encounter in the Broadway theater district. This signature was obtained through the mail in 1964. This is indeed a rare signature as she was not making any personal appearances at the height of her fame. She had stipulated in her contract that she would make no personal appearances to promote the record, and that her real name would not appear on the record. She became the only Belgian to ever have a #1 hit in the US. A movie loosely based on her story was made starring Debbie Reynolds. Having given away all the profits made by the record sales to charities, she was hounded for back taxes owed from the sales. Jeannine and her significant other committed suicide together in 1985. The album cover is in excellent shape. The vinyl shows no significant scratching.