CHARLES "BUDDY" ROGERS, ANTHONY DEXTER and DICK CONTINO The three actors each write a note on a 7¾x10 page Inscribed signatures: "George/Many thanks for/allowing me to

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The three actors each write a note on a 7¾x10 page
Inscribed signatures: "George/Many thanks for/allowing me to talk/to your 'gang'/Buddy Rogers", "Certainly enjoyed the/interview with you, George -/and hope there will be many/more - All the best/Anthony Dexter" and, on verso: "To/'George'/With the Very Best/Always/Your Buddy/Dick Contino", 1p, 7¾x10. Small newspaper photographs have been affixed at the lower right portion of each of the signers' sections of writing. On verso, above Contino's writing is a note in Hebrew (unknown hand), signed by an unidentified signer. CHARLES "BUDDY" ROGERS (1904-1999) played with a California-based swing band in the 1930s, but was better known for his films. He debuted in the silent film Wings (1927), which won the first-ever Oscar as best picture. That same year the actor who would be known at the peak of his popularity as "America's Boyfriend" was paired with "America's Sweetheart", Mary Pickford, in My Best Girl. In 1937, Rogers became Pickford's third and last husband. In later years he would often act as spokesman for his increasingly reclusive wife. Rogers' other films include Abie's Irish Rose (1928), Young Eagles (1930), Golden Hoofs (1941) and his last starring role, An Innocent Affair (1948). ANTHONY DEXTER, born Walter Reinhold Alfred Fleischmann in 1919, was tapped by Columbia to play Rudolph Valentino in its 1951 biography, Valentino. He then was cast in several period pieces, including The Brigand (1952), Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954) and The Story of Mankind (1957), and made his last film appearance in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). DICK CONTINO, known as the "Valentino of the Accordion", formed his own band and was a popular entertainer from 1949-1951. He broke into films in 1959, making Girls' Town, Daddy-O and The Beat Generation, but didn't catch on with audiences and made his final film, The Big Night, the following year. He continued to tour as a musician. Lightly creased. Show through of writing and photos (all legible). Overall, fine condition.

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