JACKIE COOGAN - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN PENCIL CIRCA 1937 - HFSID 165341
Sale Price $162.00
JACKIE COOGANThe child star pens his signature on this ask Myrus card [The man with the Xray eyes] Printed Card Signed in Pencil: "Jack Coogan" in pencil on verso of 4x5 printed question card from The College Inn, Sherman Hotel, Chicago, for appearance there by Myrus "the man with the Xray eyes … wizard of mental telepathy." From the personal collection of Elsie Myrus, wife of the performer, who acquired autographs from celebrities attending her husband's show. Child actor Jackie Coogan (1914-1984), a vaudeville stage performer since age four, was tapped by Charlie Chaplin to appear in A Day's Pleasure in 1919. Two years later, Coogan starred with Chaplin in his masterpiece, The Kid, beginning a rise to stardom that would result in Coogan becoming one of the highest paid film actors of the day. The two actors reunited in 1972, when Chaplin returned to Hollywood to receive a life achievement Academy Award. Coogan's other film credits include Oliver Twist (1922), Tom Sawyer (1930), Huckleberry Finn (1931), The Buster Keaton Story (1957), Girl Happy (1965), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), Cahill, United States Marshal (1973) and Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). On the small screen, Coogan is perhaps best remembered for his role as Uncle Fester on The Addams Family (1964-1966), but he also appeared in a number of other series, including Playhouse 90, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Love, American Style, Gunsmoke, McMillan & Wife and Police Story. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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