BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 41440
Sale Price $324.00
Crabbe handwrote and signed this short letter to a Jim on his personalized stationery, saying that he sent a photo back to Jim several weeks ago and doesn't know why it hadn't reached him.
Autograph letter signed "Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. 1 page, 4½ x7¼, on Crabbe's personalized stationery. Date stamp on verso in red ink: "Oct 20 1972". In full: "Jim: I mailed back the photo to you several weeks ago with my return address. As yet it has not been returned to me so am at a loss to know why it has not reached you. If it is sent back to me-rest assured I'll send it off again. Meanwhile I hope the enclosed will fill the bill at least for the present. Sincerely". Crabbe (1908-1983, born Clarence Linden Crabbe in Oakland, California), who won the Gold Medal in the 400-meter swim at the 1932 Olympic games, went on to star in over 100 adventure films, many set in outer space (most as Flash Gordon), and the Wild West (as Billy "the Kid" Carson). In 1933, Crabbe also starred as Tarzan in the Principal Pictures 16-part serial film. Ironically, in winning his Olympic medal, Crabbe had broken the record set by MGM's rival Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller. Lightly toned. Date stamp on verso shows at top left. Otherwise in fine condition.
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