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Offered here is a great vintage promotional photo of lounge legend, Vic Damone.
Mr. Damone has signed “To Wanda, All My Love, Vic Damone” in blue ink.
The photo is of unusual dimensions 7 ¼ x 9 ¼”. It is not the glossy press pack type of photo, but has a flat finish on a flimsier type of paper – this is the type of photo that was sent to fan clubs by his record label, Mercury Records. It was probably printed in the early 1960s.
The photo is in good condition, showing yellowing and light soiling from age.
The following is a brief biography of Vic Damone from the All Music Guide:
In the late '40s and the first half of the '50s, Vic Damone had a great deal of success with an approach that owed a great deal to Frank Sinatra, although his delivery was stiffer, and his material about as middle of the road as you could get with a tape measure. Backed by the orchestras of Glenn Osser, George Siravo, George Bassman, Richard Heyman, and others, Damone had well over a dozen big hits for Mercury. A&R man Mitch Miller helped Vic select some of the material, which sometimes delved into Italian folk songs or novelties. Damone left Mercury in the mid-'50s for Columbia, where he continued working with Miller and scored one of his biggest hits, "On the Street Where You Live" (from the My Fair Lady musical), in 1956. Only one Top 20 hit awaited him in the future, but by the late '50s Damone was making the transition to the adult-oriented album market. Recording throughout the ensuing decades with limited success, Damone could always rely on a healthy living on the club-and-casino circuit, where his principal constituency now resides.
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