Charles Goren Signed Note And Gogi Grant+denver Pyle Hand Written+signed Note
Nice peace of memorabilia which originated from George Sanders.
8×5.5 page which is glued to a 8×10 album page. The note could be removed with a heat gun. Other side as 2 notes completely writeen by Gogi Grant and and also Denver Pyle.
The Goren Note is written nice and large and also has a very large Goren signature. Dated Dec. 2, 1957. Note is inscribed To George Sanders. In appreciation of a very exciting visit. Signed Chas. H. Goren .
Reverse has 2 notes which are signed on the album page.
Top is a note written to George- It’s always so nice to see you and thank you once again for all your help. Best to you always Googi Grant.
Underneath is a note written by Denver Pyle. Pyle writes,
Dear George, I’ll just ”Meander” here below Gogi. Lots of success and peace in your future ”Meanders;; the best always Denver Pyle.
Charles Henry Goren (March 4, 1901 – April 3, 1991) was a world champion American bridge player and bestselling author who contributed significantly to the development and popularization of the game following upon the heels of Ely Culbertson in the 1940s and rising to prominence in the 1950s to the early 1960s.
By 1936 Goren had begun his own bridge career and published the first of his many books on playing bridge, Winning Bridge Made Easy. Drawing on his experience with Work’s system, Goren quickly became popular as an instructor and lecturer. His subsequent lifetime of contributions to the game have made him one of the most important figures in the history of bridge.
Goren became world champion at the Bermuda Bowl in 1950. Goren’s books have sold millions of copies (especially Winning Bridge Made Easy and Contract Bridge Complete); by 1958 his daily bridge column was appearing in 194 American newspapers. He also had a monthly column in McCall’s and a weekly column in Sports Illustrated.
His television program, Championship Bridge with Charles Goren, was broadcast from 1959 to 1964 on the ABC network, and, in addition to numerous appearances by top players, included segments with celebrity guests such as Chico Marx, Alfred Drake and Forest Evashevski, among others.
Goren’s longest partnership was with Helen Sobel, but he also famously partnered actor Omar Sharif. Sharif also wrote introductions to or co-authored several of Goren’s bridge books, and was also co-author of Goren’s newspaper column, eventually taking it over in collaboration with Tannah Hirsch
As he continued writing, Goren began to develop his high card point count system, based on the Milton Work point count, as an improvement over the existing system of counting “honor tricks.” The high card point system represented a large step forward in bridge theory and quickly gained popularity due to its simplicity. Goren and others would later refine the system to account for hand distribution, as singletons and voids can greatly increase the strength of a hand.
Goren also worked to popularize the opening of four-card suits, in contrast to the well-known five card majors approach that has become a major feature of Standard American bidding. Opening a four-card suit can improve the chances of the partnership identifying a four-four trump fit, and the four-card approach is still used by some experts today and notably by most Acol players. The drawback of the four-card approach is that the Law of Total Tricks is more difficult to apply in cases where it is used.
In addition to his pioneering work in bringing simple and effective bridge to everyday players, Goren also worked to popularize the Precision bidding method, which is one of many variants of so-called big club or strong club systems (which use an opening bid of one club to indicate a strong hand).
Gogi Grant (born September 20, 1924) is an American popular singer.
Grant was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 12, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she attended Venice High School. In California, she won a teenage singing contest and appeared on television talent shows. In 1952 she began to record, using first the name “Audrey Brown” and later “Audrey Grant.” She was given the name “Gogi” by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called “Gogi’s LaRue.”
In 1955 she signed with a small record company, Era Records, and had her first top ten hit with “Suddenly There’s a Valley.” The next year, she had an even bigger hit, reaching Billboard ‘s #1 position, with “The Wayward Wind” and holding there for a then record eight weeks. The song sold over one million copies in the United States alone, and peaked at #9 in the UK Singles Chart. She was voted the most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. This single returned to the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.
In 1957, she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth’s portrayal of Helen Morgan in the biographical film, The Helen Morgan Story. The soundtrack occasioned her return to RCA (the soundtrack album climbed to #25 in the Billboard album chart), where she had a minor hit the following year with “Strange Are the Ways of Love.” Moreover, she was signed to star in The Big Beat in the spring of 1957. The film, which featured musical performances by the Cal Tjader Quintet, George Shearing, and the Del Vikings, was produced and directed by William Cowan and released in February 1958.
In 1958, Grant was one of the three solo singers featured in the first stereo LP of the classic musical Show Boat. The other solo singers were Howard Keel, who had appeared in the 1951 film version of the show, and Anne Jeffreys.
Although she made albums and appeared on television into the 1960s, her popularity declined and she initially retired from singing in 1967 after a final U.S. chart single, “The Sea” (top 20 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart). Nevertheless, an album of hers was released in UK some 20 years later. In 2004, aged 80, she made an appearance on the PBS 1950s pop music special Magic Moments and sang “The Wayward Wind.”
Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 – December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing Uncle Jesse in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985). 50 year career in film and television
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