W.C. FIELDS Original Prohibition-era W.C. Fields comedy sketch. Manuscript Comedy Sketch titled and signed: "One of the six best Cellars/By/W.C. Fields", 13¼p, 6x8¼, separate sheets. No place, no date. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect on January 16, 1920. As of that date, "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited." Prohibition is the topic of this comedy sketch, One of the Six Best Cellars, which is written with a bit of satire. The phrase "six best cellars" was an expression first used in 1920 referring to the best hideaways where liquor was stored during Prohibition. The phrase was used in a "Los Angeles Herald" story on December 8, 1920 stating that actress Mabel Normand, known to be a heavy drinker, had one of the "six best cellars" of Prohibition liquor in the Hollywood film colony. Although not dated, this comedy sketch was likely written during the Prohibition era. In the early 1920s Fields wrote many comedy sketches while performing in New York's vaudeville, most notably in the Ziegfeld Follies read more...
Hollywood Celebrities, Actors and Directors | Lithographs
BRADY BUNCH TV CAST - LITHOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BARRY WILLIAMS, CHRIS KNIGHT, MICHAEL LOOKINLAND, MAUREEN McCORMICK, GERI REISCHL, SUSAN OLSEN - HFSID 258743THE BRADY BUNCH Classic TV sitcom. Lithograph signed: "Maureen McCormick" (Marcia Brady), "Barry Williams" (Greg Brady), "Eve Plumb" (Jan Brady), "Chris Knight" (Peter Brady), "Susan/Olsen" (Cindy Brady) and "Mike Lookinland" (Bobby Brady). Color, 14x11. read more...
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BRADY BUNCH TV CAST - LITHOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BARRY WILLIAMS, CHRIS KNIGHT, MICHAEL LOOKINLAND, MAUREEN McCORMICK, GERI REISCHL, SUSAN OLSEN - HFSID 259017THE BRADY BUNCH All six of the Brady children of the classic TV sitcom sign a limited edition lithograph numbered 317/1000. Lithograph signed: "Maureen McCormick" (Marcia Brady), "Barry read more...
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BILL DICKEY Bill Dickey signs a numbered 297/800 limited edition 18x24 color lithograph. Lithograph signed: "Bill Dickey" in pencil. Color, 18x24 overall, image 110x16 (one surface). Limited edition, number 297/800. Also signed by the artist: "Christopher Paluso". © 1988. read more...
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DAN MARINO Dan Marino signs a color 19½x22 limited edition numbered 31/950 lithograph of him throwing the ball. Lithograph signed: "Dan Marino/13" in pencil. Color, 19½x22. Limited edition, number 31/950. Also signed by the artist: "Daniel M. Smith". © 1986. read more...
Sale Price $270.00