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J. Edgar Hoover Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

J. EDGAR HOOVER
Born: January 1, 1895 in Washington, District of Columbia
Died: May 2, 1972 in Washington, District of Columbia
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J. EDGAR HOOVER (1895-1972) served as the first Director of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972. During his 48-year term, he restored order to the department and established the world's largest fingerprint file and the FBI Academy. The FBI fought organized crime in the Prohibition era. Under his direction, the FBI also infiltrated the American Communist Party, the Ku Klux Klan and other subversive organizations. It also conducted counterintelligence during WWII and the Cold War. By the 1970s, Hoover came under frequent public criticism for his authoritarian administration, but his power was so great that no President dared to remove him. Hoover made the FBI one of the world's most effective law enforcement agencies. He established its vast fingerprint file, crime laboratory and training academy. Hoover was intimately involved in the production of The FBI Story. He personally selected Stewart for the lead role, demanded the re-shooting of scenes he considered unsuitable to the Bureau's image, and assigned two agents to observe director Mervyn LeRoy during production.
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1959 The FBI Story (in person), 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly (in person), 1943 Youth in Crisis (in person), 1936 You Can't Get Away with It (in person), 2013 After Newtown: Guns in America (Other), 2011 Looking for Lenny (Other), 2008 King (Other), 2007 True Bond (Other), 2007 Undercover History (Other), 2004 Bîto Takeshi no akuyaku no susume!! (Other), 2004 Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (Other), 2003 National Geographic: The FBI (Other), 2001 It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International (Other), 2000 The Kennedys: The Curse of Power (Other), 1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (Other), 1997 Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years (Other), 1997 Red Dwarf (Other), 1992 The Real Malcolm X (Other), 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Other), 1971 Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (Other), 1945 The House on 92nd Street (Other), 1960 Operation Abolition (Writer), 1942 The Next of Kin (Performer), 1979 UFO's Are Real (in person), 1960 This Is Your Life (in person), 2014 The Sixties (Other), 2013 Khrushchev Does America (Other), 1991-2010 The American Experience (Other), 2009 30 for 30 (Other), 2008 Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem (Other), 2007 Trumbo (Other), 2007 L'inamovible Hoover- le plus grand ripou d'Amérique (Other), 2006 The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Other), 2004 Dead Men's Secrets (Other), 2001 The Majestic (Other), 1996 American Justice (Other), 1993 American Justice: Target - Mafia (Other), 1992 Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1952 Walk East on Beacon! (Writer), 1973 Dillinger (in person), 1951 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports (in person), 2014 Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive (Other), 2011 King Kennedy (Other), 2012 J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World (Other), 2011 The Real American: Joe McCarthy (Other), 2011 Kennedys' Home Movies (Other), 2011 Sing Your Song (Other), 2008 Mobsters (Other), 1995-2005 Biography (Other), 2001 The Real Untouchables (Other), 2000 Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies (Other), 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (Other), 1991 JFK (Other), 1983 Seeing Red (Other), 1952 The Hoaxters (Other), 1952 Walk East on Beacon! (Other), 1940 Queen of the Mob (Writer), 1940 Parole Fixer (Writer), 1939 Undercover Doctor (Writer), 1939 Persons in Hiding (Writer), 1935 'G' Men (Casting), 1999 Great Books (in person), 2014 Freedom Summer (Other), 2013 Beat Generation (Other), 2013 The March (Other), 2012-2013 America's Book of Secrets (Other), 2012 10 Things You Don't Know About (Other), 2010 Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (Other), 2009 The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (Other), 2009 Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (Other), 2007 Close-up (Other), 2007 Oswald's Ghost (Other), 1999 The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (Other), 1998 Cold War (Other)

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