HOOT (EDMUND) GIBSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 284679
Sale Price $450.00
Inscribed sepia photo, in Western garb
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jane/Hoot Gibson". Sepia, 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. 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, un-credited). Corners slightly creased. Signature smeared but legible. Bottom edge creased at center. Otherwise fine condition.
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