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Jimmy Durante The Candidate

Jimmy Durante The Candidate Entertainment Button Museum
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Gimme Jimmy! The Candidate
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A black and white photograph of a man's face appears before a white background. The man wears a bowler hat. Above him the button is rimmed in blue with white text; below is red, also with white text.

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EMRESS SPECIALTY CO 11 JONES STREET N.Y. 14 N.Y. union bug

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This button was part of the promotional campaign for the 1952 book The Candidate: A Photographic Interview with the Honorable James Durante by Philippe, Yvette, and Ylla Halsman. James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (1893-1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. The son of Italian immigrants, Durante was born and raised in New York City and became one of the most well-known performers from the 1920s until the 1970s. He started off as a ragtime pianist but later branched out into comedy, singing, and acting. Starting in the 1930, Durante was also prominently featured on radio and, starting in 1950, on television.

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EN0157
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