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GHOST STORY MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR., JOHN HOUSEMAN - HFSID 180459

GHOST STORY MOVIE CAST: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. and JOHN HOUSEMAN B/w movie still from 1981's Ghost Story, signed by co-stars Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman Photograph signed "Douglas Fairbanks" in blue ink and "John Houseman" in black ink

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GHOST STORY MOVIE CAST: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. and JOHN HOUSEMAN
B/w movie still from 1981's Ghost Story, signed by co-stars Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman
Photograph signed "Douglas Fairbanks" in blue ink and "John Houseman" in black ink. B/w,10x7¾ overall, 8¾x5¼ image, one surface. Fairbanks and Houseman co-starred in 1981's Ghost Story, based on a Peter Straub novel, with Fred Astaire and Melvyn Douglas. FAIRBANKS (1909-2000, born Douglas Elton Ullman Fairbanks Jr. in New York City) had been raised by his mother after his parents' divorce. At the age of 13, he starred in Lasky's Stephen Steps Out, an unsuccessful attempt to exploit the Fairbanks name. Douglas Fairbanks Sr. took little interest in his son's career. The two did not become close friends until the early 1930s. In 1939, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. died in his sleep from a heart attack at the age of 56; his son was then 30 years old. Fairbanks often replicated his father's swashbuckling in such films as The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) and Sinbad the Sailor (1947). But he was an accomplished actor who proved himself on stage and film, including a starring role in the now-classic Gunga Din (1939). Fairbanks also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies and hosted the anthology series, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents (1952-1955). In 1937, HOUSEMAN (1902-1988, born Jacques Haussman in Bucharest, Romania), with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. In Hollywood, Houseman produced many fine films and commuted to New York to produce and direct Broadway plays and TV specials. In all, the films he produced were nominated for 20 Oscars, winning seven. He won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying Kingsfield, the stern Harvard law professor, in the film The Paper Chase, only his second screen appearance; he reprised the role in the TV series of the same name. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Errors in negative were reproduced in photo. Otherwise in fine condition.

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