JOE E. BROWN - MATCH BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 51181
JOE E. BROWN Blank white matchbook signed by Joe E. Brown in blue ink Matchbook signed "Joe E. Brown". With blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 4½x1½ (unfolded). Blank white matchbook. Brown
Sale Price $136.00
JOE E. BROWN
Blank white matchbook signed by Joe E. Brown in blue ink
Matchbook signed "Joe E. Brown". With blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 4½x1½ (unfolded). Blank white matchbook. Brown (1892-1973, born Joseph Evans Brown in Holgate, Ohio) was a madcap comedian played vaudeville, burlesque, and the Broadway stage before breaking into films in 1928. His popularity peaked in the 1930s, but his performances continued into the TV era. Brown's films include The Circus Kid (1928), Show Boat (1951), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Some Like it Hot (1959) and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). A former semipro baseball player, Brown appeared in several baseball films, including Elmer the Great (1933) and Alibi Ike (1935). During World War II, he toured tirelessly to entertain the troops. He made his last film, The Comedy of Terrors, in 1964. Lightly toned. Staple holes near left edge. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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