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RAY CHARLES! Peculiar Signed Lobby Card for the Film, "Blues for Lovers" (SOLD!!!)

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Genius + Soul may = Jazz, but it also seems in this photo that Blind Guy + Driving a Bumper Car = Severely Nervous Little White Kid. But seriously, I didn't know Brother Ray starred in a movie let alone one about "the wild way out world of the continental swingers". A real neat (if peculiar) relic from one of the greatest and most influential pianists in American music.

The lobby card is 11x14" in excellent condition ( I couldn't quite get the whole thing in the scan so I did a seperate scan of the sig below). Mr. Charles signed in black magic marker on a dark area of the image, but hey, give the guy a break, he's blind!

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