A wooden polo ball signed by nine Hollywood notables, including greats like cinematographer Charles Rosher, actor Leo "Pancho" Carillo, Johnny Mack Brown, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, and Disney animator Dan MacManus

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A wooden polo ball signed by nine Hollywood notables, including greats like cinematographer Charles Rosher, actor Leo "Pancho" Carillo, Johnny Mack Brown, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, and Disney animator Dan MacManus
Polo ball signed: "John Mack Brown", "Lucien Hubbard", "Big Boy Williams", "Charles Rosher", "Leo Carillo", "Charles Farrell", "Robert Montgomery","Tom Moore", "Dan Macllaus", "Cortte Rosher", 3-3½ in diameter wooden polo ball. CHARLES ROSHER (1885-1974) was an Academy Award winning cinematographer, and the first cinematographer to ever win the prestigious award (alongside co-winner Karl Struss). Originally studying to be a photographer, Rosher eventually made the transition to film, and opened the first film studio in Hollywood in 1911. He later founded the American Society of Cinematographers and served as it's Vice President. During the peak of his career, the cinematographer was a personal favorite of actress Mary Pickford, and filmed for notable films like Annie Get Your Gun (1950), Show Boat (1951), and Kiss Me Kate (1953). After portraying Pancho, the Cisco Kid's sidekick in four films (1948-1949), LEO "PANCHO" CARILLO (1880-1961) repeated the role when he and Duncan Reynaldo (as Cisco) starred in television's The Cisco Kid in 156 half-hour episodes from 1950-1956. Leo Carrillo State Park and Leo Carrillo Beach, both in California, were named after the actor, who also served on the State Park and Recreation Commission. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. ROBERT MONTGOMERY(1904-1981) received Oscar nominations as Best Actor for Night Must Fall (1937) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). He began directing, first as an assistant to John Ford on They Were Expendable (1945). He had great success as a TV director in the 1950s, especially his Emmy-winning Robert Montgomery Presents (1950-1957). His daughter was actress Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched fame, who made her TV debut on her father's show. Popular leading man of late silents and early talkies, CHARLES FARRELL (1900-1990) teamed with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934, including singing roles in Sunny Side Up (1929). He starred as Gale Storm's fatherin TV's My Little Margie (1952-1955). Farrell served seven years as Mayor of Palm Springs, California, a town whose prosperity had been boosted by his popular Hollywood Racquet Club there. An All American football halfback at Alabama, JOHNNY MACK BROWN (1904-1974) was cast opposite stars such as Greta Garbo and Mary Pickford in films of the late silent era. He found stardom, however, in the "B" Westerns of the 1930s-1950s, appearing in over 200 of them. Brown came out of retirement to play supporting roles in three Westerns of the mid-1960s. LUCIEN HUBBARD (1888-1971) was the night editor of the New York Times before moving to Hollywood as a writer and then producer. His scripts extended from Terror of the Range (1919) to A Family Affair(1937). His first production role was also his greatest triumph, Wings, and he was made President of Paramount Pictures soon after its release. GUINN "BIG BOY" WILLIAMS (1899-1962) gained his muscular appearance as a minor league baseball player and rodeo rider. He appeared in several silent films with Will Rogers, beginning with Almost a Husband (1915). He co-starred in Johnny Mack Brown's breakout picture, The Great Meadow (1931). He starred in some B Westerns of the 1930s, including Big Boy Rides Again (1935). Williams paired with Alan Hale as sidekicks to Errol Flynn in three Westerns, including Santa Fe Trail (with Ronald Reagan). He was cast in a supporting role with his friend John Wayne in The Alamo (1960). DAN MACMANUS (1900-1990) was an effects animator for Disney from 1940 to 1973, working on over 50 titles from the major film company. Though originally uncredited in many of his works, MacManus worked on several major hits for Disney, including Pinochhio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Lady and the Tramp (1955), and Sleeping Beauty (1959). The animator can be spotted in an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1957) titled "Tricks of our Trade". His last known work was on the animated Robin Hood (1973).Irish actor TOM MOORE (1885-1955) played romantic and action leads in silent films, beginning with The Seventh Commandment (1917), which he also directed. He made the transition to talking films and to supporting roles, appearing in films through 1952. His brothers Matt and Owen Moore, and his daughter Alice Moore, were also successful film actors. The last two signatures (Cortte Rosher and Dan Macllaus), though identified, have no information at this time. Ball worn and scratched with age. Soiled. Cracks in surface. Ink stamps. Some areas heavily worn. Some signatures faded, but legible.

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