JACK MULHALL - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 09/30/1925 CO-SIGNED BY: MARGARET MORRIS - HFSID 296835
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JACK MULHALL and MARGARET MORRIS
The actors, both best known for their silent film work, sign opposite sides of an album leaf. Mulhall has added a poem and a Latin motto; Morris adds a movie title.
Autograph Poem signed: "Sept. 30 - 25/You may search for this world's richest/treasure, search and search till/the world shall end./But you'll find nothing half so precious/as the love of a loyal friend./Tempus fugit - memento more", 6¼x3¾ album leaf. Autograph note signed on verso: "July 31 - 1925/Leon, if you could play for me/always I might some time learn/how to act, for your playing is/an inspiration./Sincerely/Margaret Morris/'The Best People'. JACK MULHALL (1887-1979), a vaudeville singer in his youth, appeared in his first silent film in 1913 and was a favorite leading man of the 1920s, often paired with Dorthy Mackaill. In all he made over 430 films. Mostly consigned to secondary roles by the mid-1930s, a devolution he never understood, Mulhall made his last feature film, Atomic Submarine, in 1959, but he remained active on the board of the Screen Actors Guild. He appeared in several TV series, including Dragnet and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Mulhall was also a model for commercial products, including Arrow Shirts. His once large fortune - heavily invested in real estate - was destroyed by the Wall Street Crash of 1929. "Tempus fugit, memento mori" is a Latin proverb meaning, "Time flees [not flies]. Remember you will die." MARGARET MORRIS (1898-1968) also made many silent films, beginning with Her First Elopement (1920). Her last credited part was in Desert Guns (1936). The Best People, a romantic comedy featuring Morris and starring Warner Baxter and Esther Ralston, was released in 1925. Fine condition.
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