EDGAR KENNEDY - AUTOGRAPH 1945 CO-SIGNED BY: NIGEL BRUCE, GEORGE MURPHY, HENRY O'NEILL, WILLIAM FRAWLEY, RUBY KEELER, BOB STEELE, ANDY CLYDE, HOWARD HILL, HARRY VON ZELL, TRUMAN BRADLEY, HUNTLEY GORDON, GEORGE "GABBY" HAYES, JACK CARSON, CHARLES D. COBURN, JIMMY DORSEY, LEO B. GORCEY, CHARLES "BUDDY" ROGERS, ROBERT ARMSTRONG, JAMES "JIMMIE" FIDLER, RALPH MORGAN, KEN MURRAY - HFSID 82924
Sale Price $680.00
MOVIE LOT TO BEACHHEADAn extensive collection of 25 signatures on front and back of a page from the book Movie Lot to Beachhead, featuring signatures from Dead End Kid Leo B. Gorcey, bandleader Jimmy Dorsey, actor Bill Frawley, writer Jimmie Fidler, and legend Buddy Rogers. Extremely rare collection of some of Hollywood's most elite personalities! Half-title page from the 1945 book Movie Lot to Beachhead, 2 pages, 6½x9½, signed on both sides: "Leo B. Gorcey" (Dead End Kids), "Robert Armstrong" (Carl Denham in the original King Kong), "Bill Frawley" (Fred on I Love Lucy, "Jimmy Dorsey" (bandleader), "Charles Coburn" (won 1943 Oscar), "Nigel Bruce" (Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes), "George Murphy" (actor, U.S. Senator, "Good luck/Jimmie Fidler", "Ruby Keeler", "Andy Clyde", "Bob Steele", "Howard Hill", "Ken Murray", and "Huntley Gordon" and, on verso: "Truman Bradley" (host, Science Fiction Theatre), "Jack Carson", "Harry Von Zell" (Burns & Allen announcer), "'Gabby' Hayes", "Ralph Morgan", "Edgar Kennedy" (early comic actor, "master of the slow burn"), "Henry O'Neill", "Lum/Chet Lauck" and "Abner/(N Goff)", "Lt Buddy Rogers/USNR/1945" and "Kim Gannon". 25 signers in all. This book, published by Look magazine in 1945, was subtitled: "Hollywood Goes to World War II and Prepares for the Future." All 25 signatures are remarkable, and to gather them all in one place proves especially rare to an avid collector of entertainment memorabilia. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Lightly toned. Irregular left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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