PHIL BAKER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1935 - HFSID 289364
Sale Price $234.00
Publicity photo for Gift of Gab, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul/Phil Baker". B/w, 8x10. Promotional photo for the film Gift of Gab (1934). Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: March 25, 1935. American comedian and songwriter Phil Baker (1896-1963)began on vaudeville stages before becoming a popular radio personality. He had his own radio series, The Armour Jester, and later hosted The $64 Dollar Question. A composer of popular songs, he also appeared in several Broadway musicals. 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. Corners worn and creased. Lightly toned around edges. Surface creases (seen head on). Otherwise, Fine condition.
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