HOOT (EDMUND) GIBSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 283419
Sale Price $595.00
Inscribed photo in Western garb, with broad brimmed hat and bandanna
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Albert Chestnut/Best of Luck/Hoot Gibson". B/w 8x10. 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. Gibson's later films included The Sheepman (1958) and Ocean's 11 (1960, uncredited). Worn and creased at corners and edges. Lightly toned and soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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