BEN TURPIN - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 29447
Sale Price $270.00
He signs a 5x4¼ green album leaf in black ink.
Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/Ben Turpin", 5x4¼ green album leaf. Ben Turpin 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 shaded at blank edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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