FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/17/1952 - HFSID 271122
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN "The handsomest man in the world" signs on this check for $9.55, dated 1952 Check Signed: "Francis X. Bushman", 8¼x3. Pacific Palisades, California, 1952 January 17. Check No.
Sale Price $360.00
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
"The handsomest man in the world" signs on this check for $9.55, dated 1952
Check Signed: "Francis X. Bushman", 8¼x3. Pacific Palisades, California, 1952 January 17. Check No. 1262, drawn on his account at the Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades Branch, payable to "R.A.T.E." for $9.55. 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 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. Cancellation holes touch "Fra" of signature. Bank stamps on verso show through lightly. Otherwise, fine condition.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.