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John Houseman Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JOHN HOUSEMAN
Born: September 22, 1902 in Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 31, 1988 in Malibu, California
Biography | show moreshow less
John Houseman (1902-1988), with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. In Hollywood, Houseman produced many fine films and commuted to New York to produce and direct Broadway plays and TV specials. In all, the films he produced were nominated for 20 Oscars, winning seven. He won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying Kingsfield, the stern Harvard law professor, in the film The Paper Chase, only his second screen appearance; he reprised the role in the TV series of the same name.   
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1980 The Merry Wives of Windsor (in person), 1999 The Best of Film Noir (Other), 2002 Tales from the Mist: Inside 'The Fog' (Other), 1989 The 61st Annual Academy Awards (Other), 1991 The Complete Citizen Kane (Other), 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (Producer), 1956 Lust for Life (Producer), 1955 The Cobweb (Producer), 1952 Holiday for Sinners (Producer), 1946 Sorry, Wrong Number (Producer), 1964 Journey to America (Writer), 1954 Your Favorite Story (Writer), 1943 Jane Eyre (Writer), 1946 Sorry, Wrong Number (Director), 1946 Sorry, Wrong Number (in person), 1981 Stages: Houseman Directs Lear (in person), 1980 The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (in person), 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (in person), 1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (Performer), 1988 Another Woman (Performer), 1988 Noble House (Performer), 1978-1986 The Paper Chase (Performer), 1983 The Winds of War (Performer), 1982 Marco Polo (Performer), 1981 Ghost Story (Performer), 1980 The Babysitter (Performer), 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (Performer), 1978 The Cheap Detective (Performer), 1976 Six Characters in Search of an Author (Performer), 1976 The Adams Chronicles (Performer), 1975 Rollerball (Performer), 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (Producer), 1964 Journey to America (Producer), 1963 The Great Adventure (Producer), 1962 All Fall Down (Producer), 1990 L'homme qui a vu l'homme qui a vu l'ours (in person), 2000 Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (Other), 1954 e_xecutive Suite (Producer), 1984 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish (in person), 1983 A Rose for Emily (Performer), 1983 American Playhouse (Performer), 1982 Murder by Phone (Performer), 1982 Mork & Mindy (Performer), 1980 My Bodyguard (Performer), 1980 Wholly Moses! (Performer), 1980 The Fog (Performer), 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (Performer), 1977 Our Town (Performer), 1976 St. Ives (Performer), 1975 Fear on Trial (Performer), 1938 Too Much Johnson (Performer), 1966 Evening Primrose (Producer), 1963 In the Cool of the Day (Producer), 1953 Julius Caesar (Producer), 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful (Producer), 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman (Producer), 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's (Producer), 1938 Too Much Johnson (Producer), 1938 Too Much Johnson (Other), 1985 America's Musical Theater (Other), 1974 Clarence Darrow (Other), 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (in person), 1985 America's Musical Theater (in person), 1984 Olympic Gala (in person), 1982 The Brand New Illustrated Journal of the Arts (in person), 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (in person), 1975 I'm a Stranger Here Myself (in person), 1974 Clarence Darrow (in person), 1974 Une légende une vie: Citizen Welles (in person), 1951 On Dangerous Ground (Producer), 1982-1987 Silver Spoons (Performer), 1985 A.D. (Performer), 1980 A Christmas Without Snow (Performer), 1980 The Associates (Performer), 1976 Truman at Potsdam (Performer), 1964 Seven Days in May (Performer), 1983 Choices of the Heart (Producer), 1966 This Property Is Condemned (Producer), 1954 Her Twelve Men (Producer), 1946 The Blue Dahlia (Producer), 1976 The Time of Your Life (Other), 1974 The Country Girl (Other), 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (in person), 1987 227 (in person), 1987 Our Planet Tonight (in person), 1983 Peace on Borrowed Time (in person), 1981 Starring Katharine Hepburn (in person), 1980 The British Greats (in person), 1979 The 31st Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1976 The New Deal for Artists (in person), 1974 The 46th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1982 The Late Show with David Letterman (in person), 2000 Saboteur: A Closer Look (Other), 1977 The Bionic Woman (Other), 1986 The Late Show (in person), 1984 The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil (in person), 1979 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (in person), 1983 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1998 The Best of Hollywood (Other), 1988 Bright Lights, Big City (Performer), 1979 Old Boyfriends (Performer), 1977 The Displaced Person (Performer), 1976 Captains and the Kings (Performer), 1976 The Bionic Woman (Performer), 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (Performer), 1976 Hazard's People (Performer), 1975 Three Days of the Condor (Performer), 1975 Great Performances (Performer), 1973 The Paper Chase (Performer), 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town (Producer), 1955 Moonfleet (Producer), 1951 The Company She Keeps (Producer), 1948 They Live by Night (Producer), 1945 The Unseen (Producer), 1941 Citizen Kane (Other), 1941 Citizen Kane (Writer), 1941 Citizen Kane (Director), 1988 Scrooged (in person), 1982 Great Performances (in person), 1981 Good Morning America (in person), 1979 The Television Annual: 1978/1979 (in person), 1972 The David Frost Show (in person), 1956 Van Gogh: Darkness Into Light (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
The Curse of an Aching Heart - Production (January 25, 1982 - February 21, 1982), The Robber Bridegroom - Production (October 9, 1976 - February 13, 1977), The Three Sisters - Production (November 4, 1975 - November 8, 1975), The Time of Your Life - Production (October 28, 1975 - November 1, 1975), Edward II - Production (October 21, 1975 - October 25, 1975), The Robber Bridegroom - Production (October 7, 1975 - October 18, 1975), Clarence Darrow - Director (March 3, 1975 - March 22, 1975), Clarence Darrow - Director (March 26, 1974 - April 23, 1974), Next Time I'll Sing to You - Production (January 2, 1974 - January 11, 1974), Scapin - Production (December 28, 1973 - December 28, 1973), Measure for Measure - Production (December 26, 1973 - January 11, 1974), The Beggar's Opera - Production (December 23, 1973 - January 11, 1974), The Three Sisters - Production (December 19, 1973 - January 11, 1974), Don Juan in Hell - Director (January 15, 1973 - February 4, 1973), The Country Girl - Director (March 15, 1972 - May 6, 1972), The School for Wives - Production (February 16, 1971 - May 29, 1971), Pantagleize - Director (September 3, 1968 - September 12, 1968), Pantagleize - Director (November 30, 1967 - June 22, 1968), The Duchess of Malfi - Production (March 19, 1957 - April 7, 1957), Measure for Measure - Director (January 22, 1957 - February 17, 1957), King Lear - Staging (December 25, 1950 - February 3, 1951), Joy to the World - Production (March 18, 1948 - July 3, 1948), Lute Song - Director (February 6, 1946 - June 8, 1946), Native Son - Production (March 24, 1941 - June 28, 1941), Liberty Jones - Director (February 5, 1941 - February 22, 1941), The Devil and Daniel Webster - Staging (May 18, 1939 - May 26, 1939), Danton's Death - Production (November 2, 1938 - November 1938), Heartbreak House - Production (April 29, 1938 - June 1938), The Shoemakers' Holiday - Production (January 1, 1938 - Closing date unknown), Julius Caesar - Production (November 11, 1937 - March 1938), Hamlet - Other (November 10, 1936 - Closing date unknown), Horse Eats Hat - Other (September 26, 1936 - November 1936), Turpentine - Production (June 26, 1936 - August 1936), Macbeth - Production (April 9, 1936 - May 1936), Walk Together Chillun - Other (February 2, 1936 - February 1936), Valley Forge - Staging (December 10, 1934 - January 1935), The Lady from the Sea - Staging (May 1, 1934 - May 1934), Four Saints in Three Acts - Production (February 20, 1934 - April 14, 1934), And Be My Love - Writing (January 18, 1934 - January 1934), Three and One - Other (October 25, 1933 - December 1933)
  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The Academy Award winning actor signs on a 4x3 card Signature: "John Houseman". 4x3. In 1937, Houseman, with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. In Hollywood, Houseman produced many fine films and commuted to New York to produce and direct Broadway plays and TV specials. read more...

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The Academy Award winning actor and producer signs his name on this index card Signature: "John Houseman" in black ink, 3x5 cardstock. In 1937, John Houseman (1902-1988), with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. read more...

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  • The seven time Academy Award winner writes a letter to television personality Kitty Carlisle thanking her for sending him Act One, a book by Moss Hart, adding "For anyone directly or indirectly concerned with theater it is obligatory reading." read more...

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    $320.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The award winning producer and actor signs a letter regarding a check sent in error to him Autograph letter signed: "John Houseman", in black ink, 1 page, 8x10. July 5, 1966. Malibu, California. read more...

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The Academy Award winning actor and producer signs his name on this index card Signature: "John Houseman" in black ink, 3x5 cardstock. In 1937, John Houseman read more...

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    $160.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN A check from the actor to the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy for $25.00 Check signed: "John Houseman", in blue ink, 6x2¾. May 16, 1966. Check no. 374 drawn on the account of John Houseman at the Security First National Bank in Malibu, California. read more...

    Sale Price $162.00

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN A check signed by Houseman to Keating Ford, Inc. for $42.66 Check signed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. June 10, 1966. Check no. 453 drawn on the account of John Houseman at the Security First National Bank in Malibu, California. Payable to Keating Ford, Inc. for the amount of $42.66. read more...

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The actor writes a check to Swiss prep school Lycée Jaccard for $10.00 Check signed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. April 25, 1966. Check no. 367 drawn on the account of John Houseman at the Security First National Bank in Malibu, California. Payable to Lycée Jaccard for the amount of $10.00. read more...

    Sale Price $162.00

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN A check signed by Houseman to Pose Publishing Co. for $4.00 Check signed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. July 26, 1967, New York City, New York. Unnumbered drawn on the account of John Houseman at Bankers Trust Company, New York City, New York. Payable to Pose Publishing Co. for $4.00. read more...

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN A check signed by Houseman to Precision Motors for $3.47 Check signed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. December 17, 1965. Check no. 336 drawn on the account of John Houseman at the Security First National Bank in Malibu, California. Payable to Precision Motors for the amount of $3.47. read more...

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN A check signed by Houseman to the DMV for $36.00 Check signed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. December 27, 1965. Check no. 344 drawn on the account of John Houseman at the Security First National Bank in Malibu, California. Payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles for $36.00. read more...

    Sale Price $162.00

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Black and white publicity photograph of an older Houseman in a scene from the film Old Boyfriends Photograph signed: "John Houseman". B/w, 10x8. In 1937, Houseman, with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Black and white publicity photograph of John Houseman in one of his roles. Photograph signed: "John Houseman". B/w, 10x8. In 1937, Houseman, with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Black and white publicity photograph of John Houseman in one of his roles. Photograph signed: "John Houseman". B/w, 8x10. In 1937, Houseman, with Orson Welles, founded the Mercury Theater, at which he produced and directed radio specials and stage presentations. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Color still photograph from the movie Three Days of The Condor. Photograph signed: "John Houseman". Color, 10x8. Movie still from Three Days of The Condor, ©1975, Dino De Laurentiis Corp. Captioned in lower margin. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Color movie still from Three Days of The Condor. Photograph signed: "John Houseman". B/w, 8x10. Movie still from Three Days of The Condor, ©1975, Dino De Laurentiis Corp. Captioned in lower margin. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Black and white publicity photograph from the 1973 film The Paper Chase, picturing John Houseman as Professor Kingsfield. Photograph signed: "John Houseman". B/w, 8x10. Publicity photo from the 1973 film The Paper Chase, picturing him as Professor Kingsfield. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Black and white publicity photograph from the 1979 film The Fog, picturing him as the fisherman, Mr. Machen. Photograph signed: "John Houseman". B/w, 8x10. Publicity photo from the 1979 film The Fog, picturing him as the fisherman, Mr. Machen. read more...

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The multiple Academy Award-winning actor, director and producer signs his book Front & Center in blue ink Book signed: "John Houseman" in blue ink on page 3. 6x9¼, 512 pages. Front & Center by John Houseman, published 1979 by Simon and Schuster in New York City, New York. read more...

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN Houseman signs and endorses a check for $25.00 cash. Check signed and endorsed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. July 14, 1967, New York City, New York. Check no. 8 drawn on the account of John Houseman at Bankers Trust Company, New York City, New York. Payable to "Cash", in the amount of $25.00. read more...

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN He signs and endorses a check for $25.00 cash. Check signed and endorsed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. July 25, 1967, New York City, New York. Check no. 8 drawn on the account of John Houseman at Bankers Trust Company, New York City, New York. Payable to "Cash", in the amount of $25.00. read more...

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • JOHN HOUSEMAN A check signed and endorsed by Houseman for cash for $25.00 Check signed and endorsed: "John Houseman", 6x2¾. December 30th, 1965. Check no. 354 drawn on the account of John Houseman at the Security First National Bank in Malibu, California. Payable for "Cash" for the amount of $25.00. read more...

    Sale Price $180.00

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  • JOHN HOUSEMAN The award winning producer and actor signs his name on this First Day Cover honoring the motion picture pioneer D.W. Griffith First Day Cover signed: "John Houseman", in black ink, 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the motion picture pioneer D.W. Griffith, 10-cent stamp affixed. read more...

    Sale Price $72.00

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  • GHOST STORY MOVIE CAST: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. and JOHN HOUSEMAN B/w movie still from 1981's Ghost Story, signed by co-stars Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman Photograph signed "Douglas Fairbanks" in blue ink and "John Houseman" in black ink read more...

    Sale Price $573.75

    $675.00

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