FRANK COGHLAN JR. - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 180255
Sale Price $378.00
FRANK COGHLAN, JR.
Black and white publicity photograph of Frank Coghlan, Jr. as Billy Batson in The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
Photograph signed: "Frank 'Junior' Coghlan" in white ink. B/w, 10x8. Coghlan, born Francis Edward Coghlan, Jr. (1916-2009), started appearing in films at the tender age of 3 to help pay his father's tuition for chiropractic college. His first appearances were bit roles in two-reel comedies until he caught the eye of Cecil B. DeMille, who called Coghlan "the perfect example of a homeless waif". (I'm sure his father would have been proud to hear that) Anyway, he began appearing as Junior Coghlan in major silents like The Yankee Clipper (1926), Let 'Er Go Gallegher (1927) and Slide, Kelly, Slide (1927) and as the juvenile versions of Leon Janney in Penrod and Sam (1930) and James Cagney in Public Enemy (1931). Fans of Republic serials may also recognize him as Captain Marvel's alter-ego in The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941). In all, Coghlan had almost 130 film and TV appearances between 1920 and 1974, as well as a 23-year career as an aviator in the United States Navy. Fine condition.
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