BEN TURPIN - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED 09/26/1928 - HFSID 42467
Sale Price $270.00
BEN TURPINHe signs this autograph endorsement on a Western Union telegram agreeing to do publicity! Autograph Endorsement Signed: "Ben Turpin" in pencil, 1p, 8x6¾ Western Union telegram. Houston, Texas, 1928 September 26. In full: "Wire received from Victor Meyer regarding publicity stunts advise if agreeable." BenTurpin joined Essanay shortly after the company began operating in 1907, but it wasn't until 1917, when he joined Mack Sennett, that he became a leading comedy star. He enjoyed his greatest success in a series of parodies of hit movies of the period, lampooning famous screen personalities. His films included Uncle Tom Without the Cabin (1919), The Shriek of Araby (1923), The Reel Virginian (1924) and A Harem Knight (1926). He derived much laughter from the contrast between his small size and ludicrous face and the dashing, sophisticated characters he portrayed. Turpin had insured his eyes with Lloyds of London against uncrossing. Lightly toned and folded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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