New York; Chicago: 1937-1959. Six typed letters to Kenneth Brown SIGNED on Rudy Vallee's personalized stationary and one autograph letter SIGNED on Vallee's personalized stationary from his lodge in Lake Kezar. 9" x 7" black & white original photograph of a young Rudy Vallee INSCRIBED "To Ken, In friendship, Rudy Vallee, ??? 29, 1986 and a black notecard with photographic print of Valley dressed as a cowboy. Also included are two typed letters to Ken Brown and SIGNED by Avery Brundage and a 5" x 7" candid black & white wedding photography, dated July 26, 1946, possibly of Ken Brown and his bride. Item #17609
Rudy Vallée (1901 – 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, author and entertainer.Vallée became the most prominent, and arguably the first, of a new style of popular singer, the crooner and was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type. Vallee's communications with Brown was of a friendly nature, with the exchange of occasional cards and gifts. In one letter, Rudy invites Ken to a game of tennis, with the comment "I think I can really give a good account of myself in that particular sport."Avery Brundage (1887 – 1975) was the fifth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), serving from 1952 to 1972. The two letters from Brundage to Ken Brown at the Beverly Hills Hotel reveal a shared interest in Asian artifacts.