JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 50458
Sale Price $180.00
Black and white publicity photograph of a montage of three captioned photographs for the biopic, Raging Bull
Inscribed Printed Photograph signed in Ink: "To August Martin H.S./ Your Friend/ Jake LaMotta/ Raging Bull" B/w, 9¾x7¾ overall, image 9¼x5¼ (one surface). Publicity montage of three captioned photographs for the biopic, Raging Bull. Pictured at the left is Jake LaMotta, the "Raging Bull", Middleweight Champion of the World (1949-1951). At right is actor Robert DeNiro in his 1981 Academy Award-winning role as LaMotta in the film, Raging Bull. A photograph of "the real 'Raging Bull' in his later years is at center. Nicknamed the "Bronx Bull" because of his aggressive, charging style, Jake "The Raging Bull" LaMotta (1921-2017) achieved prominence when he won a 10-round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson on February 5, 1943. He and Robinson fought six times, with LaMotta winning only that one bout. On June 16, 1949, LaMotta won the World Middleweight Championship. He defended his title twice, losing it when Robinson knocked him out in the 13th round on February 14, 1951. LaMotta won 83 fights, 30 by knockout, and lost 19, four by knockout (with four draws). He co-authored his autobiography, Raging Bull (1970), which was adapted into the 1981 film starring Robert DeNiro. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Slightly creased at blank margins. Minor surface crease (not evident head-on) at right background. Faint black mark at lower right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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