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Bard muses on the importance of friendship. McLaglen pens a more conventional note on verso.
Autograph Note signed: "Ben Bard", 2 pages (front and verso), 6x4 album leaf. To Pearl, in full: "Friendship - Football - San Francisco - Fanforan - Automobiles - Speeding - Los Angeles - Friendship - years - Cosmopolitan - Marathon - Friendship. It's a great adventure that starts with Friendship - finds it running thru with Friendship and finished with the full meaning of the word. Best o' everything. Sincerely". Dated (unknown hand) Sept. 14, 1932. Also signed on verso: "9-14-31/To Pearl, one of the most charming girls and hostesses it has been my pleasure to meet during these many years. Sincerely, Victor McLaglen". BEN BARD (1893-1974) formed a vaudeville comedy team with Jack Pearl. In film, Bard was often cast as a "suave heavy", a dapper, smooth-talking fellow with a dark side, as in The Seventh Victim (1943). In the 1950s, he headed the New Talent Department at Twentieth Century Fox. He founded the Ben Bard Drama studio in 1960. Bard outlived two of his actress wives, divorcing the third. He is buried beside the first, serial film star Ruth Roland. English actor VICTOR McLAGLEN (1886-1959) was a skilled boxer, heavyweight champion of the British Army before World War I. He staged a 6-round exhibition with world champ Jack Johnson. In the 1920s, McLaglen became a character actor, beginning in the silent era, especially known for playing drunks. He had starring roles, too, winning the 1935 Academy Award for Best Actor for The Informer. A favorite of director John Ford, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor opposite John Wayne in The Quiet Man (1952). Among his other well-know films were Gunga Din (1939), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Around the World in 80 Days (1956). On TV, he appeared in episodes of Rawhide and Have Gun, Will Travel directed by his son, Andrew McLaglen. Creased and toned. Edges worn, lightly frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: January 26, 1893 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: May 17, 1974 in Los Angeles, California

Film Credits
2007 Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (Other), 1961 The Phantom Planet (Other), 1946 Black Angel (Performer), 1945 Betrayal from the East (Other), 1945 Betrayal from the East (Sound), 1944 Youth Runs Wild (Performer), 1943 The Seventh Victim (Performer), 1943 The Leopard Man (Performer), 1943 The Ghost Ship (Performer), 1934 Three on a Honeymoon (Performer), 1934 The White Parade (Performer), 1934 The Girl from Missouri (Performer), 1934 Hollywood Party (Performer), 1933 Only Yesterday (Performer), 1933 Meet the Baron (Performer), 1932 The Son-Daughter (Performer), 1930 Vacation Loves (Performer), 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 6 (in person), 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 14 (in person), 1930 The Sculptor's Dream (Performer), 1930 The Bat Whispers (Performer), 1930 Reno (Sound), 1930 Night Work (Performer), 1930 Grandma's Girl (Performer), 1930 Born Reckless (Performer), 1929 The Champion Golfer (in person), 1929 Love and the Devil (Performer), 1928 The Circus: Premiere (in person), 1928 Romance of the Underworld (Performer), 1928 No Other Woman (Performer), 1928 Mind Your Business (Performer), 1928 Four A.M. (Performer), 1928 Fleetwing (Performer), 1928 Dressed to Kill (Performer), 1927 Two Girls Wanted (Performer), 1927 Two Flaming Youths (in person), 1927 The Arizona Wildcat (Performer), 1927 Secret Studio (Performer), 1927 Love Makes 'Em Wild (Performer), 1927 Come to My House (Performer), 1927 Car Shy (Performer), 1927 7th Heaven (Performer), 1926 Jack Pearl and Ben Bard (in person)

Theatre Credits
Topics of 1923 - Performer (November 20, 1923 - March 22, 1924), The Dancing Girl - Performer (January 24, 1923 - May 12, 1923)

Born: December 10, 1886 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 7, 1959 in Newport Beach, California

Film Credits
2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films (Other), 2008 Spisok korabley (Other), 1993 John Ford (Other), 1984 George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (Other), 1977 That's Action (Other), 1970 Jack Johnson (Other), 1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up (Other), 1959 Rawhide (Performer), 1958 The Italians They Are Crazy (Performer), 1958 Sea Fury (Performer), 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (Performer), 1957 The Abductors (Performer), 1957 Studio 57 (Performer), 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (Performer), 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (Performer), 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (Performer), 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry (Performer), 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (Performer), 1955 City of Shadows (Performer), 1955 Bengazi (Performer), 1954 Trouble in the Glen (Performer), 1954 Prince Valiant (Performer), 1954 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1953 This Is Your Life (in person), 1953 The 25th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1953 Fair Wind to Java (Performer), 1952 The Quiet Man (Performer), 1952 The Name's the Same (in person), 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1951 O'Mara's Chain Miracle (Performer), 1950 Rio Grande (Performer), 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (Performer), 1948 Fort Apache (Performer), 1947 The Michigan Kid (Performer), 1947 The Foxes of Harrow (Performer), 1947 Calendar Girl (Performer), 1946 Whistle Stop (Performer), 1945 Rough, Tough and Ready (Performer), 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye (Performer), 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (Performer), 1944 Tampico (Performer), 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster (Performer), 1943 Forever and a Day (Performer), 1942 Powder Town (Performer), 1942 China Girl (Performer), 1942 Call Out the Marines (Performer), 1941 Picture People No. 1: Stars in Defense (in person), 1941 Broadway Limited (Performer), 1940 South of Pago Pago (Performer), 1940 Diamond Frontier (Performer), 1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (Other), 1939 The Big Guy (Performer), 1939 Rio (Performer), 1939 Pacific Liner (Performer), 1939 Let Freedom Ring (Performer), 1939 Gunga Din (Performer), 1939 Full Confession (Performer), 1939 Ex-Champ (Performer), 1939 Captain Fury (Performer), 1938 We're Going to Be Rich (Performer), 1938 The Devil's Party (Performer), 1938 Battle of Broadway (Performer), 1937 Wee Willie Winkie (Performer), 1937 This Is My Affair (Performer), 1937 Sea Devils (Performer), 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8 (in person), 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! (Performer), 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (in person), 1936 Under Two Flags (Performer), 1936 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 4 (in person), 1936 Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 7 (in person), 1936 Magnificent Brute (Performer), 1936 Klondike Annie (Performer), 1935 Under Pressure (Performer), 1935 The Informer (Performer), 1935 The Great Hotel Murder (Performer), 1935 Professional Soldier (Performer), 1935 Dick Turpin (Performer), 1934 Wharf Angel (Performer), 1934 The Lost Patrol (Performer), 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea (Performer), 1934 No More Women (Performer), 1934 Murder at the Vanities (Performer), 1933 March of the Movies (Other), 1933 Laughing at Life (Performer), 1933 Hot Pepper (Performer), 1932 While Paris Sleeps (Performer), 1932 The Gay Caballero (Performer), 1932 Rackety Rax (Performer), 1932 Guilty as Hell (Performer), 1932 Devil's Lottery (Performer), 1931 Women of All Nations (Performer), 1931 Wicked (Performer), 1931 Three Rogues (Performer), 1931 The Stolen Jools (Performer), 1931 Dishonored (Performer), 1931 Annabelle's Affairs (Performer), 1930 On the Level (Performer), 1930 A Devil with Women (Performer), 1929 The Cock-Eyed World (Performer), 1929 The Black Watch (Performer), 1929 Strong Boy (Performer), 1929 Hot for Paris (Performer), 1929 Happy Days (Performer), 1929 Captain Lash (Performer), 1928 The River Pirate (Performer), 1928 Mother Machree (Performer), 1928 Hangman's House (Performer), 1928 A Girl in Every Port (Performer), 1927 The Loves of Carmen (Performer), 1926 What Price Glory (Performer), 1926 The Isle of Retribution (Performer), 1926 Men of Steel (Performer), 1926 Beau Geste (Performer), 1925 Winds of Chance (Performer), 1925 The Unholy Three (Performer), 1925 The Hunted Woman (Performer), 1925 The Fighting Heart (Performer), 1925 Percy (Performer), 1924 Women and Diamonds (Performer), 1924 The Passionate Adventure (Performer), 1924 The Gay Corinthian (Performer), 1924 The Boatswain's Mate (Performer), 1924 The Beloved Brute (Performer), 1923 Woman to Woman (Performer), 1923 The Romany (Performer), 1923 M'Lord of the White Road (Performer), 1923 In the Blood (Performer), 1923 Heartstrings (Performer), 1922 The Glorious Adventure (Performer), 1922 The Crimson Circle (Performer), 1922 Little Brother of God (Performer), 1922 A Sailor Tramp (Performer), 1922 A Romance of Old Baghdad (Performer), 1921 The Sport of Kings (Performer), 1921 The Prey of the Dragon (Performer), 1921 Corinthian Jack (Performer), 1921 Carnival (Performer), 1920 The Call of the Road (Performer)

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