PRESTON S. FOSTER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1938 - HFSID 165393
Sale Price $216.00
Foster signed this album leaf in 1938 with "Wooden Anchors", the working title for his 1938 movie Submarine Patrol. This leaf was signed for Elsie Myrus, wife of the mentalist Myrus, at one of her husband's shows.
Inscribed album leaf signed "Best Wishes to Elsie/Preston S. Foster/'Wooden Anchors'/1938". 6x4½. "Wooden Anchors" was the working title for the 1938 John Ford movie Submarine Patrol. Foster starred in this movie as a demoted Navy officer who whips the misfit crew of a submarine chaser into shape. This leaf is from the autograph collection of Elsie Myrus, who was the wife of mentalist Myrus, "The Man with the X-Ray Eyes". She collected the autographs of celebrities who attended her husband's shows. Foster (1900-1970, born in Ocean City, New Jersey) was a stage, screen and television actor. He appeared on Broadway (1928-1932) before making his film debut in Pusher-in-the Face in 1929. A "he man" actor in Western and action films in the 1930s and 1940s, Foster's credits include Doctor X (1932), The All-American (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), The Band Plays On (1934), The Last Days of Pompeii (1935), Annie Oakley (1935), The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937), Geronimo (1939), Northwest Mounted Police (1940), My Friend Flicka (1943), Guadalcanal Diary (1943), Tangier (1946), Three Desperate Men (1951), The Time Travelers (1964) and Chubasco (1968, his last film). He also appeared on several TV series, from Cameo Theatre (1950) to 77 Sunset Strip (1964). The multitalented Foster was also a composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. His two best known songs are Good Ship Lalapaloo and Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan. Lightly toned. Pinholes and adhesive residue from album binding on left edge.
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