PAUL KELLY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 342984
Sale Price $72.00
The notorious actor signs his name in pencil for child actor Billy Seay
Signature: "Paul Kelly" in pencil. 1 page, 6x4½. PAUL KELLY (1899-1956), born in Brooklyn, New York) was an American actor with almost 170 movies and TV shows to his credit between 1911 and 1956. Kelly started acting on stage at age 7 and, by age 11, was acting on the sunlit movie stages of Vitagraph Studios. He had a total of 22 Broadway appearances between 1911 and 1951, with his first important role inSeventeen 1918. Kelly got his first starring movie role in The New Klondike (1926) and assured his star status the next year in Broadway Through a Keyhole (1933). Kelly's acting career was briefly interrupted in the 1920s, after he was convicted of killing fellow actor Ray Raymond... in a fistfight! Kelly served two served in prison, but it was little more than a hiccup in his acting career. He continued to receive roles until his death and even married Raymond's widow as his second wife. From the album collection of child actor BILLY SEAY (1922-2012), who appeared in many films throughout the decade including The Greater Glory (1926), My Man (1928), and The Marriage Playground (1929). Seay would leave Hollywood in the early 1930s to become a noted artist and illustrator. Toned. Light surface creases. Binding holes in left margin. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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