JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: WARNER BAXTER - HFSID 298445
Sale Price $450.00
JOHN RAITT and WARNER BAXTEROriginal portrait of Baxter, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Warner Baxter", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "J Raitt". Captioned at bottom margin (2 surfaces). Former vaudeville performer, Broadway actor and silent film matinee idolWarnerBaxter (1889-1951)won the 1930 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing the Cisco Kid in the 1928 film In Old Arizona. Baxter, who had broken into silents with a bit part in 1914, would go on to appear in nearly 100 films, including Miss Brewster's Millions (1926), The Great Gatsby (1926), Ramona (1928), The Arizona Kid (1930), Daddy Long Legs (1931), The Cisco Kid (1931), 42nd Street (1933), Dangerously Yours (1933), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), Kidnapped (1938), Return of the Cisco Kid (1939), Lady in the Dark (1944) and a series of Crime Doctor films (appearing as Dr. Robert Ordway from 1943 to 1949). 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. Two horizontal folds. Tape affixed at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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