W. C. FIELDS Very youthful 4½x6½ image in bow tie and stiff collar Photograph signed: "W. C. Fields" B/w, 4½x6½. W. C. Fields (1879-1946) began entertaining as an amusement park juggler at the age of fourteen. He was a vaudeville headliner before he was twenty and toured Europe in 1901, giving a command performance at Buckingham Palace. His Broadway debut in The Ham Tree (1905) was followed by appearances in the Ziegfeld Follies (1915-1921) and in George White's Scandals (1922). Fields starred in Poppy on Broadway (1923) and the next year made his first film, Janice Meredith (1924). Fields' style, verbal rather than visual, and his irascible con-man philosophy made him a favorite, especially with the advent of sound, where his raspy voice provided the final touch to his comedy. He starred in movies including My Little Chickadee (1940) and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941). Nobody contributed more wry quotations ("Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad.") to American folklore. Signature in poor contrast but legible. Light silvering. Surface creases. Corners worn and chipped. Ink stamp on verso. Multiple pencil marks (unknown hand) on verso. read more...
Broadway Performers | Album Leafs
DON AMECHE CO-SIGNED BY: NANCI CROMPTON The Academy Award winning actor signs a 5¾x4 page with a magazine photograph of himself affixed. Autograph Sentiment signed: "To Louie -/Don Ameche" and on the opposite side "To Louie/ Nanci Crompton", 5¾x4. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong inscribes and signs an album leaf Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Audrey/Louis Armstrong/Satchmo", 6¼x5½ album leaf. Magazine photo (b/w, 1¼x1¾) affixed in upper right. read more...
Sale Price $396.00
LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE AVONS , THE AVONS (ELAINE ), THE AVONS (RAY ), THE AVONS (VAL ) - HFSID 159324LOUIS ARMSTRONG and THE AVONS Album leaf inscribed and signed by Louis Armstrong and The Avons Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Linda/From/Louis Armstrong", 3¼x4½ blue leaf. Inscribed signature on verso: "To Linda/Three Good Wishes/ Elaine Ray Val/The Avons" by Val. read more...
Sale Price $531.25
EDDIE BRACKEN Blue album leaf signed by Bracken in blue ink, with a small b/w magazine photo and bio of him Inscribed album leaf signed "To Bob/Eddie Bracken" in blue ink. With blue notations near lower edge. 5½x4¼ with rounded right corners. With 1½x2½ magazine photo on verso. read more...
Sale Price $108.00
HELMUT DANTINE Helmut Dantine signs album for a fan Inscribed and signed: "To George/Helmut Dantine". 7½x4¼ with 3½x1¼ newspaper clipping with photo affixed below signature - two surfaces. Austrian born Helmut Dantine (1917-1982) came to the US in the 1930s for political reasons. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
BILLY DE WOLFE Yellow album leaf with a small b/w magazine photo of a mustachioed De Wolfe, signed with "All good wishes" by him Inscribed album leaf signed "To Audrey./All good/wishes-/Billy De Wolfe". 6¼x5¼, with rounded corners on right edge. read more...
Sale Price $180.00
MILT KAMEN Orange album leaf, signed "Good Luck" by Kamen Inscribed album leaf signed "To Warren,/Good Luck/Milt Kamen". 5x3¾. Kamen (1921-1977, born in Hurleyville, New York) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. read more...
Sale Price $90.00
Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To John/Dorothy Lamour". 6x3 ½ green album leaf signed in blue ink. Best remembered today as the film partner of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their "Road" pictures, DOROTHY LAMOUR (1914-1996) was a star on her own in the 1930s, a popular radio singer with a screen image established by The Jungle Princess (1930). Lamour made frequent USO appearances for the troops and was featured in several Bob Hope television specials in addition to appearing in films up through 1987 (Creep Show 2). Left edge ragged due to removal from album. Otherwise, fine condition. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
ALAN MOWBRAY. Inscribed signature: "To/Maebelle/Alan Mowbray", 5½x4½ album leaf. British actor Alan Mowbray (1896-1969) appeared on London and Broadway stages and in nearly 200 films from 1930 to the mid-1950s. He was usually cast in supporting roles as a pompous or eccentric Englishman. read more...
Sale Price $162.00
LILYAN TASHMAN Tashman signs for a fan exactly two years before her death Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Pearl-/With every good/wish--/Lilyan Tashman/Mar. 21-1932". 4x6 album leaf. read more...
Sale Price $198.00