ED WYNN - STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED 12/24/1932 - HFSID 50096
Sale Price $1,190.00
1932 certificate for 250 shares in Wynn Commercial Enterprises, signed by actor and comedian Ed Wynn as president to his brother Leon Leopold, trustee to his first wife Hilda Keenan Wynn
Stock certificate signed "Ed Wynn" as President in black ink and by secretary in green ink. Black ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 2 pages, 12¼x9¼, 1 sheet, front and verso, with 1½-inch diameter raised seal near bottom edge. Dec. 24, 1924. This certificate, no. 3, entitled Leon Leopold, trustee of Wynn's first wife Hilda Keenan Wynn, to 250 shares of preferred capital stock in Wynn Commercial Enterprises, Inc., with each share worth $50. According to the notations on verso, this certificate was sold back to Wynn Commercial Enterprises on June 26, 1934. Wynn was married to HILDA KEENAN WYNN, the daughter of stage and vaudeville actor Frank Keenan, from 1914 until their divorce in 1937. LEON LEOPOLD (1882 or 1883-1948) was Wynn's brother. On April 26, 1931, EDWYNN (1886-1966), born Isaiah Edwin Leopold, made his first appearance as Texaco's "Fire Chief" before a live radio audience. His popular radio series The Texaco Fire Chief ran from 1932 to 1935. He later starred in CBS's first Los Angeles-based variety show, The Ed Wynn Show, from Oct. 6, 1949 to July 4, 1950. The show won the first Emmy Award for "Best Live Show" in 1949, and it would also win a Peabody Award. Wynn won the first Emmy for Most Outstanding Live Personality. He later appeared as Albert Dussell in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), which earned him a 1960 Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor, and in the TV movie Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) with son Keenan Wynn. Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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