MILTON BERLE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 289314
MILTON BERLE Vintage photograph of a youthful Berle, Inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman Photograph inscribed and signed: "To 'Saul/Sincerely/Milton/Berle". B/w 8x10. With the
Sale Price $722.50
Vintage photograph of a youthful Berle, Inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To 'Saul/Sincerely/Milton/Berle". B/w 8x10. With the encouragement of the quintessential stage-mother, Milton Berle (1908-2002) played small supporting roles in silents, including the part of a newsboy in the first-ever feature-length comedy, Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914), starring Charlie Chaplin. Berle then moved into vaudeville and became a headliner, with occasional stopovers on Broadway and in Hollywood, into the WWII years. His lengthy starring role in the 1943 edition of Broadway's Ziegfeld Follies established him as a star. After only moderate success on radio and in films, Berle made a spectacular television debut as star of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre in 1948, dominating the airwaves on Tuesday nights until 1956. He became known as "Mr. Television" and was everyone's "Uncle Miltie". Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Lightly toned around edges. Corners lightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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