ROBERT PRESTON - SELF-CARICATURE SIGNED - HFSID 16202
Sale Price $162.00
Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Robert Preston rearranged the letters of his first name into a self-caricature on this signed index card. He shot to fame with his Tony-winning performance as con man Harold Hill in The Music Man.
Self-caricature signed "Robert Preston". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 4¾x3 ruled card. Preston rearranged the first name of his signature into a small self-caricature. No less an authority on acting than Richard Burton called Robert Preston "the best American actor - with a voice like golden thunder". American actor Preston (1918-1987), born Robert Preston Meservey, had already made nearly 40 films from 1938, playing second leads in most, when he became a big star of Broadway musicals. He won Tony awards for his performance as con man Harold Hill in The Music Man (1958), a role he repeated in the hit film four years later, and for I Do! I Do! (1966); he also received a Tony nod for and he was nominated in the same category in 1975 for Mack & Mabel (1975). He also received an Oscar nomination for Victor/Victoria (1982). Modern audiences may know him best from his final movie appearance, as a fast-talking alien con man in The Last Starfighter (1984). In all, Preston appeared in over 70 movies and TV shows between 1938 and 1987. Lightly toned. Otherwise in fine condition.
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