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Al Capp Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

AL CAPP
Born: September 28, 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut
Died: November 5, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Biography | show moreshow less
Capp (1909-1979) lost his right leg in a trolley accident at the age of nine and spent five years in high school without receiving a diploma, yet went on to create one of America's most loved, and certainly longest-running, comic strip, Li'l Abner. He started out drawing Mister Gilfeather, a one-panel cartoon in New York City, a cartoon that he reportedly hated. He met Ham Fisher in 1933 and worked with him on Joe Palooka before beginnging the cartoon that he'd become known for: Li'l Abner, which appeared first, in The New York Mirror in 1934. Li'l Abner, which ran until Al Capp's retirement in 1977, detailed the exploits of the rustic inhabitants of the village of Dogpatch, USA and spawned, among other things, a Broadway musical that ran 693 performances from 1956 to 1958, a 1959 film with an Oscar-nominated score, a theme park in Marble Falls, Arkansas called Dogpatch USA (now closed) and the Sadie Hawkins dance, after a fictional Dogpatch holiday called Sadie Hawkins Day.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1944 Porkuliar Piggy (Writer), 1944 Amoozin' But Confoozin' (Writer), 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (in person), 1963-1964 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1963 Howard K. Smith (in person), 1961 This Is Your Life (in person), 1959 Person to Person (in person), 1958 Wide Wide World (in person), 1956 That Certain Feeling (in person), 1954 Today (in person), 1950 Your Show of Shows (in person), 1945 People on Paper (in person), 2000 John & Yoko's Year of Peace (Other), 1960 The Red Skelton Hour (in person), 1967 Li'l Abner (Writer), 1944 Kickapoo Juice (Writer), 1944 A Pee-kool-yar Sit-chee-ay-shun (Writer), 1964-1971 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1970 The Virginia Graham Show (in person), 1948-1952 We, the People (in person), 1948 This Is America: Funny Business (in person), 1956 MGM Parade (Other), 1956 The Wa_lter Winchell Show (in person), 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1944 Sadie Hawkins Day (Writer), 1971 Dynamite Chicken (in person), 1969 The Joan Rivers Show (in person), 1969 The David Frost Show (in person), 1962-1963 This Week (in person), 1962 ABC Close-Up! (in person), 1951 Sadie Hawkins Day (in person), 1988 Imagine: John Lennon (Other), 1971 Li'l Abner (Writer), 1959 Li'l Abner (Writer), 1952 Fearless Fosdick (Writer), 1940 Li'l Abner (Writer), 1940 Li'l Abner (Other), 1971 Li'l Abner (Other), 1971 Li'l Abner (in person), 1963-1973 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1967 Do Blonds Have More Fun (in person), 1956 Tonight! (in person)
  • AL CAPP White 3x5 card signed by cartoonist Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner, in blue ink Signature: "Al/Capp". With pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 5x3 card. Capp (1909-1979, born Alfred Gerald Capin in New Haven, Connecticut) lost his right leg in a read more...

    Sale Price $63.00

    $70.00

  • AL CAPP, CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES PARKINSON KEYES and EDWARD B. HUNGERFORD Page signed whith short notes by cartoonist Al Capp and Edward B. Hungerford and with a 12-line poem by Frances Parkinson Keyes Autograph note signed "T.H. Roljohn-Hibbings", "Edward B. read more...

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • AL CAPP B/w publicity photo of cartoonist Al Capp from the chest up in a suit-and-tie and with a handkerchief in his breast pocket Inscribed photograph signed "To Joe/Al/Capp". B/w, 7¾x10 overall, 7¼x9½ image, one surface. read more...

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • AL CAPP Cartoonist Al Capp signed this contract in 1964 to hire the William Morris Agency as his manager for three years in return for a 10 percent commission. Contract signed "Al Capp" in blue ink and initials "AC" on rider, both in blue ink. Also signed and initialed by an agent with the William Morris Agency. read more...

    Sale Price $1,742.50

    $2,050.00

  • Cartoonist Al Capp and George A. Carlin of United Features Syndicate signed this document in 1945. It gave Loew's Incorporated and producer John Nesbitt permission to use Capp and his most famous character, Li'l Abner, in a one-reeler about comic strips. read more...

    Sale Price $1,742.50

    $2,050.00

  • AL CAPP Cartoonist Al Capp signed this letter on actor Ken Murray's personalized stationery in 1954 to use him on his show Where Were You? Document signed "Al Capp" in blue ink. 1 page, 8¼x10¾, on Ken Murray's personalized stationery. April 24, 1954. Addressed to Mr. read more...

    Sale Price $658.75

    $775.00

  • AL CAPP Capp signed this document in 1961 to confirm a one-year contract between him and the William Morris Agency. Document signed "Al Capp" on page 2 in blue ink. Also signed by a representative of the William Morris Agency in blue ink. Pencil notations in upper right corner of page 1 in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8½x11. Oct. 14, 1961. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • "L'IL ABNER". Original Comic strip drawn and signed: "Al/Capp". B/w, 19¾x6¼ overall, image 19x5½ (one surface). Three panels, July 23, 1966. On verso in pencil are four original sketches of Daisy Mae by Capp similar to those drawn in the final comic strip. "L'il Abner" was created by Capp in 1934. read more...

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • AL CAPP Original and very rare 30x22¾ layout board for a 1966 Li'l Abner Strip, signed by Capp and with original art by him Original art signed "Al/Capp". With notations in unknown hand in black, red and blue ink and in pencil. read more...

    Sale Price $5,312.50

    $6,250.00

  • AL CAPP Creator of Dogpatch and its memorable "down home" characters. Original Art signed: "Al/Capp/7-1", 1p, 19¾x6¼. Four original, hand drawn panels from his "Li'l Abner" comic strip. © 1967 by News Syndicate Co. Inc. read more...

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • AL CAPP Rare panels of Li'l Abner, drawn in 1936 and signed by Al Capp, of a gangster looking for hillbilly strongman Li'l Abner Original Art signed: "Al/Capp". B/w, 2 pieces, 11½x6¼ and 11¼x6¼, single-sided pieces, mounted on cardboard. With pencil notation at top of first piece - read more...

    Sale Price $3,527.50

    $4,150.00

  • AL CAPP The creator of Dogpatch signs a limited edition 34½x24 lithograph on canvas numbered 101/250. Printed Art signed: "Al Capp '74" in pencil. Color, 34½x24 lithograph on canvas. Numbered "101/250 read more...

    Sale Price $2,932.50

    $3,450.00

  • AL CAPP Large 39½x20¼ printed and numbered illustration on cloth of Sadie Hawkins Day madness, signed by Li'l Abner creator Al Capp in 1974 Printed art signed "Al Capp '74" in pencil. With pencil notations near left edge in unknown hand: "A.P./21/30". Pencil notations on verso, also in unknown hand. read more...

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • AL CAPP 34½x24 cloth color print of Li'l Abner's Fearless Fosdick, the detective who always gets his man - or in this case, his chair - signed by Al Capp in 1974 Printed art signed "Al Capp '74" in pencil. Color, 34½x24 overall, image 29½x18½, one surface, on canvas. read more...

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • AL CAPP Large 22x27 printed and numbered illustration of Li'l Abner's diminutive dynamo of decency Mammy Yokum learning kung fu, signed by creator Al Capp in 1975 Printed art signed "Al Capp '75" in pencil. Numbered near lower left corner in unknown hand: "26/250". read more...

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • AL CAPP The creator of Dogpatch. Printed Art signed: "Al Capp '75" in pencil. Color, 28¾x24 lithograph on canvas. Numbered "32/250". © 1975 Alfred G. Capp. "L'il Abner" debuted in 1934 and quickly became Al Capp's vehicle for lampooning the shortcomings of the human race. read more...

    Sale Price $2,932.50

    $3,450.00

  • AL CAPP The cartoonist who created the comic strip Li'l Abner signs this color 23¾x29½ poster print of a comic book frame in which the title character confronts Moishe Dayan Printed Art Signed in Pencil: "Al Capp -75" in pencil. 23¾x29½. read more...

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • AL CAPP Program page from a Management Luncheon with Al Capp as guest speaker, signed by Capp in blue ink and affixed to a white album leaf Program page signed "Al Capp" in blue ink. With purple ink notations near lower right corner in unknown hand. B/w, 4¾x7 page affixed to a 7¼x9½ album leaf. read more...

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • This letter, signed by cartoonist Al Capp in blue crayon, was typed on Capp's stationery personalized with his most famous character, Li'l Abner, in 1961. It accompanied "the original I promised you." read more...

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • This thank you note, signed by cartoonist Al Capp, was typed on Capp's stationery personalized with his most famous character, Li'l Abner, in 1963. Accompanied by a photocopy of the March 31, 1952 cover of Life with the cover story "Why I Let Li'l Abner Marry". read more...

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • This letter, signed by cartoonist Al Capp, was typed on Capp's stationery personalized with his most famous character, Li'l Abner, in 1956, about Mammy Yokum's encounter with the Square Eyes Family. This storyline was turned into a comic book called Mammy Yokum and the Great Dogpatch Mystery by the Anti-Defamation League. read more...

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

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