HOOT (EDMUND) GIBSON - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1931 - HFSID 156123
Sale Price $337.50
The Western actor signs a note on a 4½x3½ card.
Autograph Note signed: "Best O'luck/to Billy Griffiths/From/Hoot Gibson/1931", 4½x3½ card. Former rodeo champion and actor Edmund "Hoot" Gibson (1892-1962) is said to have been given his unusual nickname while working as a delivery boy for the Owl Drug Co. In 1912, he began working in films as an extra and stunt man. After starring in his first feature films, John Ford's five-reelers Action and Sure Fire, Gibson skyrocketed to fame, becoming one of Universal's top paid stars as the cowboy idol of millions of American kids in the 1920s and well into the 1930s. Gibson was an atypical western hero as he rarely carried a gun and was more of a comedian than action hero. His popularity continued until 1936, the last year in which he was on the Top Ten Money-Making Western Stars list. Gibson's later films included The Sheepman (1958) and Ocean's 11 (1960, uncredited). Slightly creased and soiled. Mounting remnants on verso, no show-through. Fine condition.
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