This Cuban became influential in introducing and popularizing Latin music in the United States first by managing the band of his brother Don Azpiazu and then by taking the stage name Don Mario Antobal and forming "Antobal's Cubans," who toured the U.S. and became popular throughout the 1930s; he later founded a music publishing company. Item #44415
TNS, 1p, heavy stock buff 5½" X 3¼" postal card, New York, NY, 9 September 1933. Addressed to Arnold Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Near fine. "Thank you, in my own name and in that of the boys, for your congratulatory card." Signed boldly simply "Antobal" in black ink. Nice example of this uncommon autograph at the height of his American fame.