KIRK DOUGLAS - MATCH BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 51180
KIRK DOUGLAS Kirk Douglas sings a match book cover in black ink Matchbook Cover signed: "Kirk Douglas", 4½x1½. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: "1-16-69 Kirk Douglas." Kirk Douglas
Sale Price $108.00
KIRK DOUGLAS Kirk Douglas sings a match book cover in black ink Matchbook Cover signed: "Kirk Douglas", 4½x1½. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: "1-16-69 Kirk Douglas." Kirk Douglas (1916-2020), considered by many to be the epitome of the Hollywood hard man, made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers in 1946. Three years later, he received his first Academy Award nomination for Champion (1949). Douglas, who received two other Oscar nominations, for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Lust for Life (1956), both directed by Vincente Minnelli, also appeared in Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), Seven Days in May (1964), In Harm's Way (1965) and numerous other feature and made for television films. In addition to his film work, which was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute in 1991 and an honorary Oscar by the Academy in 1995, Douglas has published two novels and an autobiography, The Ragman's Son (1988). Though he continued to appear in films, by the '80s Douglas began volunteering much of his time to civic duties. Since 1963, he had worked as a Goodwill Ambassador and, in 1981, his many contributions earned him the highest civilian award given in the U.S. - the Presidential Medal of Freedom. No show through from ink note on verso. Slightly soiled. Staple holes at right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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