"Jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer (1903–1931) whose chronic alcoholism contributed to his death at the age of 31. He was also the inspiration for the play, Young Man with a Horn. Very rare vintage fountain pen signature, “Sincerely, Bix Beiderbecke,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 slip. A couple vertical creases through first name of signature and a couple trivial spots to top edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy 8 x 10 photo. Scarce in any form, this is the first time we have offered anything from Beiderbecke."