JOHN RAITT - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 02/14/1936 CO-SIGNED BY: FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW - HFSID 295197
JOHN RAITT and FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW Original portrait of Bartholomew, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art inscribed and signed: "With best wishes to/Mr. John Raitt from/Freddie Bartholomew/Feb. 14th 1936/Very nicely done!", "J Raitt"
Sale Price $396.00
JOHN RAITT and FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW Original portrait of Bartholomew, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art inscribed and signed: "With best wishes to/Mr. John Raitt from/Freddie Bartholomew/Feb. 14th 1936/Very nicely done!", "J Raitt". B/w, 5½x8½, Printed caption affixed at lower edge. Bartholomew has signed in ink, Raitt with the pencil he used for the portrait. Actor Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992) was one of the most popular child actors in the history of film. Bartholomew, who made his film debut in Toyland in 1930, became a star when he appeared as "David Copperfield as a child" in the 1935 film). Bartholomew would go on to appear in such films as Anna Karenina (1935), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Captains Courageous (1937), Kidnapped (1938) and Swiss Family Robinson (1940). When his salary soared to $2,500 a week, Bartholomew was second only to Shirley Temple as the highest-paid child actor. Last seen in the 1951 film, St. Benny the Dip, Bartholomew also made three appearances on television (1949-1950). He was also known for the 1937 court case in which his parents and his aunt, who had raised him, battled for his custody. That and other legal actions took the major portion of the salaries Bartholomew had earned, and, after a stint in the Air Force during WWII, he went to work for an advertising agency. While in college in the 1930s, JOHN RAITT began drawing portraits of famous people. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Adhesive at corners. Paper affixed at bottom edge. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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