BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 38832
BUSTER CRABBE B/w movie still from Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, and company confronting the Clay King, signed "sincerely" Inscribed photograph signed "To/Charles/sincerely/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9½x7½ image, one surface.
Sale Price $324.00
B/w movie still from Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars of Crabbe, as Flash Gordon, and company confronting the Clay King, signed "sincerely"
Inscribed photograph signed "To/Charles/sincerely/Buster Crabbe". B/w, 9¾x8 overall, 9½x7½ image, one surface. Movie still picturing Crabbe (as Flash Gordon), Dr. Zarkov, Dale Arden and the Clay people in the serial Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938). The 13-part Flash Gordon serial debuted in 1936. In 1938, Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars hit the theaters, delivering 15 episodes of Earth vs. Mars excitement. The third and final 12-part serial, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, was released in 1940. In the early 1950s, the Flash Gordon serials were televised to a new audience of youngsters just as the space age was being born. 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, cracked, creased and bowed. Errors in negative were reproduced in photo. Otherwise in fine condition.
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