HOOT (EDMUND) GIBSON - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 294176
Sale Price $216.00
Universal's cowboy idol signs a 6x4½ green album leaf in blue ink.
Inscribed signature: "To Jeanette/Hoot Gibson" in blue ink, 6x4½ green album leaf. With a 1x2¾ black and white newspaper photograph of him affixed at top right. 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). Three filing holes at left. Multiple pin-head size holes at left. Slightly creased. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Ink stamp on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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