PAUL KELLY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 278134
Sale Price $234.00
Sepia-toned headshot of Kelly in a light-colored shirt and tie, signed "Sincerely" in green ink
Photograph signed "Sincerely/Paul Kelly". With pencil notations in unknown hand on verso. B/w, 7¾x9¾ overall, 7¼x9¼ image, printed on cardstock. 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 in Seventeen 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. Lightly toned and creased. Tape remnants at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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