Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 32
Anyone wanting to own a piece of vintage Ann Dvorak memorabilia should have no trouble finding sheet music from the film Crooner, featuring a lovely portrait of our fair Ann. In fact, there are two different versions of Crooner sheet music for the songs “Sweethearts Forever” and “Two’s a Crowd” which are played in the movie, over and over and over…and over. If two versions of Crooner sheet music aren’t enough, there are also Australian versions and maybe others!
I remember the first time I saw this sheet music. It was in my early days of collecting on Dvorak, and I was sure excited to find something with Ann featured so prominently. Then I came to realize how common sheet music is and over the years I have ended up with countless copies. I once was cleaning my car out and found “Two’s a Crowd” under the seat. No clue how it got there. At this moment, there are at least 20 for sale on ebay and one joker is asking $12 for it. Don’t do it!! Just go to your local antiques mall a pick up one for a quarter. I used to kid around that I was going to wallpaper my bathroom with Crooner sheet music. I still might do it.
Look kids! It’s variant Crooner sheet music!
A few years back I was wheeling and dealing with a guy in Wisconsin who had a bunch of Ann stuff he was selling. Included on his list was sheet music from The Bachelor’s Daughters which I had never seen before and was really excited about. I ordered that along with a few other items and sent off the check. When the package arrived, there was no music from The Bachelor’s Daughters to be found, but instead one from Crooner. Included was a note stating that while I had ordered the other title, the Crooner music had such a lovely portrait of Ann that he thought I would enjoy it more. I still don’t have that Bachelor’s Daughters piece.
(All photos from www.ebay.com)