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ROBERT EMMETT KEANE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 315440

ROBERT EMMETT KEANE Vintage candid 3½x5¾ photo of the actor behind the wheel of his car in a parking lot, acquired from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane. Extremely rare. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Violet/All good wishes/Robert Emmett Keane". B/w, 3½x5¾.

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Reg. $420.00

Condition: fine condition
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ROBERT EMMETT KEANE
Vintage candid 3½x5¾ photo of the actor behind the wheel of his car in a parking lot, acquired from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane. Extremely rare.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Violet/All good wishes/Robert Emmett Keane". B/w, 3½x5¾. After two decades on the Broadway stage (from 1914), Robert Emmett Keane (1883-1981) first entered films at the very beginning of the sound era (Warner Bros.' Captain Thunder, 1931). He played small roles, sometimes un-credited in nearly 200 films, including well known ones like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and High Sierra (1944). He often played store owners and minor functionaries, though he also got billing as "drunk" and "man with glasses at accident scene". Television brought Keane more credited roles, though still supporting ones, from The Lone Ranger (1949) to The Gale Storm Show (1958). This photograph is from the collection of Francis and Violet Zane, Hawaii natives who moved to California in the 1920's. Francis Zane had a job at the historic Curran Theater and the San Francisco Opera House, which is where he began his massive collection, with photographs and materials ranging from the 1920's to 1960's. The location and luck of his occupation would land him smack dab in the middle of the celebrity world, allowing him to capture some of the most unique and interesting pieces of Hollywood history. Edges decoratively cut. Corners lightly worn. Lightly bowed. Otherwise, fine condition.

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