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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 - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 159615
    AL CAPP - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 159615
    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 trolley

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • AL CAPP - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 257950
    AL CAPP - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 257950
    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.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • AL CAPP - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/15/1964  - HFSID 255443
    AL CAPP - CONTRACT DOUBLE SIGNED 12/15/1964 - HFSID 255443
    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.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/11/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE A. CARLIN - HFSID 101612
    AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/11/1945 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE A. CARLIN - HFSID 101612
    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.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/24/1954  - HFSID 251702
    AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/24/1954 - HFSID 251702
    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. April24, 1954. Addressed to Mr. Ken Murray, Hollywood, California.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/14/1961  - HFSID 263087
    AL CAPP - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/14/1961 - HFSID 263087
    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.

    Sale Price $382.50

    $425.00

  • AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 252830
    AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 252830
    "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. Lightly soiled.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 252880
    AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 252880
    AL CAPP Original and very rare 30x22¾layout 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. B/w, 30x22¾ comprised of six smaller sheets attached to each other, mounted on 30¼x24¼ cardstock.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 07/01/1967  - HFSID 252383
    AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 07/01/1967 - HFSID 252383
    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.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 1936  - HFSID 255771
    AL CAPP - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 1936 - HFSID 255771
    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 - "2.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK 1974  - HFSID 255040
    AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK 1974 - HFSID 255040
    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". "L'il Abner" debuted in 1934 and quickly became Al Capp's vehicle for lampooning the shortcomings of the human race.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL  - HFSID 179862
    AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL - HFSID 179862
    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.

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1974  - HFSID 253803
    AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1974 - HFSID 253803
    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.

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1975  - HFSID 253804
    AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1975 - HFSID 253804
    AL CAPP Large 22x27printed 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".

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1975  - HFSID 253802
    AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1975 - HFSID 253802
    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.

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1975  - HFSID 344197
    AL CAPP - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1975 - HFSID 344197
    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.

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • AL CAPP - PROGRAM PAGE SIGNED  - HFSID 17752
    AL CAPP - PROGRAM PAGE SIGNED - HFSID 17752
    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.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • AL CAPP - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1961  - HFSID 31822
    AL CAPP - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1961 - HFSID 31822
    AL CAPP 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." Typed letter signed "Al" in blue crayon.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • AL CAPP - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/10/1963  - HFSID 169232
    AL CAPP - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/10/1963 - HFSID 169232
    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".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • AL CAPP - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1956  - HFSID 202241
    AL CAPP - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1956 - HFSID 202241
    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.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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