Overly mustached entertainer Jerry Colonna performs with a guitar accompanist at an unknown venue before his "Who threw that Coconut" backdrop and book jacket. The book, seen here as well, came out in 1945, so this "book tour" was nearly 70 years ago. I bought the snapshot hoping it depicted some obscure jazzman and and might have considerable value, and also because I enjoy solving mysteries. It took less then a minute to identify Jerry. It was the mustache. Cost a few bucks. Did I get gypped? HELL no! Watch the clip below. What is the value of a laugh?
Jerry Colonna shills a book. Original snapshot circa 1945 Collection Jim Linderman