FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 145296
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN "The handsomest man in the world" pens a quote on this ornate 4¼x4¼ page Autograph Quotation signed: "Out in the cold/Francis X. Bushman", 4¼x4¼, irregularly cut. Ornate border at upper margin.
Sale Price $360.00
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
"The handsomest man in the world" pens a quote on this ornate 4¼x4¼ page
Autograph Quotation signed: "Out in the cold/Francis X. Bushman", 4¼x4¼, irregularly cut. Ornate border at upper margin. A former sculptor's model, Francis Xavier Bushman (1883-1966) had a beautiful physique which, combined with his handsome looks, propelled him to stardom in pre-20s silents. Known as "the handsomest man in the world" and the first film actor to be called "King of the Movies", he starred in 115 silent films between 1911 and 1914. Bushman made more than a million dollars a year during the silent era, but lost his fortune in the Crash of 1929. After 1930, he appeared in feature films sporadically, but became a star of radio soap operas. Bushman, who later appeared in David and Bathsheba (1951), Sabrina (1954), The Story of Mankind (1957) and Twelve to the Moon (1960), made his last film, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, in 1966, the year of his death. Folds, not at signature. Lightly soiled at upper left margin, which has 2 file holes, and lower margin. Torn at lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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