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William S. Hart Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

WILLIAM S. HART
Born: December 6, 1864 in Newburgh, New York
Died: June 23, 1946 in Newhall, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Originally a stage actor, HART became the first cowboy movie star, writing and directing many of his pictures. He was 44 when he starred in his first film in 1914. Basing his westerns on his own memories from youthful travels in the West, he insisted on stark realism, using bare, unglamorous storylines that emphasized plot and character over action. In the early 20s, other western stars emerged who emphasized spectacular action and larger-than-life heroics, and Hart's popularity faded. In 1925 he made his final film, Tumbleweeds.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1936-Fashions-in-Love (Other), 1976-It's-Showtime (Other), 1962-The-Roy-Rogers-&-Dale-Evans-Show (Other), 2005-Keep-Em'-Rollin' (Other), 1987-The-West-That-Never-Was (Other), 1980-Hollywood (Other), 1915-Mr.-'Silent'-Haskins (Performer), 1914-In-the-Sage-Brush-Country (Performer), 1914-The-Bargain (Performer), 1914-Jim-Cameron's-Wife (Performer), 1918-Selfish-Yates (Director), 1918-'Blue-Blazes'-Rawden (Director), 1918-Wolves-of-the-Rail (Director), 1917-The-Silent-Man (Director), 1917-The-Cold-Deck (Director), 1917-Wolf-Lowry (Director), 1917-The-Square-Deal-Man (Director), 1917-The-Gun-Fighter (Director), 1915-Between-Men (Director), 1915-The-Conversion-of-Frosty-Blake (Director), 1915-The-Taking-of-Luke-McVane (Director), 1915-Mr.-'Silent'-Haskins (Director), 1914-In-the-Sage-Brush-Country (Director), 1920-Sand (Producer), 1918-Wolves-of-the-Rail (Producer), 1917-The-Silent-Man (Producer), 1924-Singer-Jim-McKee (Writer), 1920-The-Testing-Block (Writer), 1937-Cinema-Circus (in person), 1921-Screen-Snapshots,-Series-2,-No.-17-F (in person), 1918-United-States-Fourth-Liberty-Loan-Drive (in person), 1924-Singer-Jim-McKee (Performer), 1920-The-Testing-Block (Performer), 1920-Sand (Performer), 1919-John-Petticoats (Performer), 1918-Selfish-Yates (Performer), 1918-'Blue-Blazes'-Rawden (Performer), 1918-Wolves-of-the-Rail (Performer), 1917-The-Silent-Man (Performer), 1917-The-Cold-Deck (Performer), 1917-Wolf-Lowry (Performer), 1917-The-Square-Deal-Man (Performer), 1917-The-Gun-Fighter (Performer), 1915-Between-Men (Performer), 1915-The-Conversion-of-Frosty-Blake (Performer), 1915-The-Taking-of-Luke-McVane (Performer), 1915-On-the-Night-Stage (Performer), 1952-Screen-Snapshots:-Memorial-to-Al-Jolson (Other), 1917-All-Star-Production-of-Patriotic-Episodes-for-the-Second-Liberty (Performer), 1941-One-Foot-in-Heaven (Other), 1914-Bad-Buck-of-Santa-Ynez (Performer), 1947-Screen-Snapshots-Series-27,-No.-1:-Hollywood-Cowboys (Other), 1914-Bad-Buck-of-Santa-Ynez (Director), 1914-Bad-Buck-of-Santa-Ynez (Producer), 1961-Hollywood:-The-Golden-Years (Other), 1963-Fractured-Flickers (Other), 1955-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood-Bronc-Busters (Other), 1953-Screen-Snapshots:-Out-West-in-Hollywood (Other), 1948-Variety-Time (Other), 1915-Knight-of-the-Trail (Performer), 1915-'Bad-Buck'-of-Santa-Ynez (Performer), 1915-The-Sheriff's-Streak-of-Yellow (Performer), 1915-The-Grudge (Performer), 1914-His-Hour-of-Manhood (Performer), 1925-Tumbleweeds (Director), 1918-A-Bullet-for-Berlin (Director), 1918-The-Tiger-Man (Director), 1917-The-Narrow-Trail (Director), 1917-The-Desert-Man (Director), 1916-The-Devil's-Double (Director), 1915-The-Disciple (Director), 1915-Keno-Bates,-Liar (Director), 1915-Pinto-Ben (Director), 1915-Knight-of-the-Trail (Director), 1915-'Bad-Buck'-of-Santa-Ynez (Director), 1915-The-Sheriff's-Streak-of-Yellow (Director), 1915-The-Grudge (Director), 1925-Tumbleweeds (Producer), 1920-The-Toll-Gate (Producer), 1920-The-Toll-Gate (Writer), 1917-The-Narrow-Trail (Writer), 1915-Pinto-Ben (Writer), 1915-Pinto-Ben (Other), 1931-Stars-of-Yesterday (in person), 1924-Hello,-'Frisco (in person), 1918-A-Bullet-for-Berlin (in person), 1925-Tumbleweeds (Performer), 1921-The-Whistle (Performer), 1920-The-Toll-Gate (Performer), 1918-The-Tiger-Man (Performer), 1918-The-Lion-of-the-Hills (Performer), 1917-The-Narrow-Trail (Performer), 1917-The-Desert-Man (Performer), 1916-The-Devil's-Double (Performer), 1915-The-Disciple (Performer), 1915-Keno-Bates,-Liar (Performer), 1915-Pinto-Ben (Performer), 2002-Decasia (Other), 1983-Historia-del-cine:-Epoca-muda (Other), 2000-Golden-Saddles,-Silver-Spurs (Other), 1953-RKO-Screenliner:-Laughs-of-Yesterday (Other), 1962-The-Great-Chase (Other), 1931-The-House-That-Shadows-Built (Other), 1923-Wild-Bill-Hickok (Performer), 1922-Travelin'-on (Performer), 1921-O'Malley-of-the-Mounted (Performer), 1920-The-Cradle-of-Courage (Performer), 1919-Wagon-Tracks (Performer), 1919-Square-Deal-Sanderson (Performer), 1919-The-Poppy-Girl's-Husband (Performer), 1918-Branding-Broadway (Performer), 1918-The-Border-Wireless (Performer), 1918-Riddle-Gawne (Performer), 1918-Staking-His-Life (Performer), 1916-The-Dawn-Maker (Performer), 1916-The-Captive-God (Performer), 1916-The-Primal-Lure (Performer), 1916-The-Aryan (Performer), 1916-Hell's-Hinges (Performer), 1915-Tools-of-Providence (Performer), 1915-The-Man-from-Nowhere (Performer), 1915-The-Scourge-of-the-Desert (Performer), 1914-Two-Gun-Hicks (Performer), 1920-The-Cradle-of-Courage (Director), 1919-Square-Deal-Sanderson (Director), 1919-The-Poppy-Girl's-Husband (Director), 1918-Branding-Broadway (Director), 1918-The-Border-Wireless (Director), 1918-Riddle-Gawne (Director), 1916-The-Dawn-Maker (Director), 1916-The-Primal-Lure (Director), 1916-The-Aryan (Director), 1916-Hell's-Hinges (Director), 1915-Tools-of-Providence (Director), 1915-The-Man-from-Nowhere (Director), 1915-The-Scourge-of-the-Desert (Director), 1914-Two-Gun-Hicks (Director), 1923-Wild-Bill-Hickok (Producer), 1921-O'Malley-of-the-Mounted (Producer), 1920-The-Cradle-of-Courage (Producer), 1919-Wagon-Tracks (Producer), 1919-The-Poppy-Girl's-Husband (Producer), 1918-Branding-Broadway (Producer), 1918-The-Border-Wireless (Producer), 1918-Riddle-Gawne (Producer), 1936-O'Malley-of-the-Mounted (Writer), 1923-Wild-Bill-Hickok (Writer), 1922-Travelin'-on (Writer), 1921-O'Malley-of-the-Mounted (Writer), 1941-Hedda-Hopper's-Hollywood-No.-1 (in person), 1926-Screen-Snapshots (in person), 1923-Hollywood (in person), The-Man-Killer (Performer), The-Man-Killer (Director), 1965-Wayne-and-Shuster-Take-an-Affectionate-Look-At... (Other), 1953-Yesterday-and-Today (Other), 1939-The-Movies-March-On (Other), 1997-Prohibition:-Thirteen-Years-That-Changed-America (Other), 1996-The-Roaring-Twenties (Other), 1961-The-Legend-of-Rudolph-Valentino (Other), 1921-White-Oak (Performer), 1921-Three-Word-Brand (Performer), 1919-The-Money-Corral (Performer), 1919-Breed-of-Men (Performer), 1918-Shark-Monroe (Performer), 1917-Truthful-Tulliver (Performer), 1916-The-Return-of-Draw-Egan (Performer), 1916-The-Patriot (Performer), 1916-The-Apostle-of-Vengeance (Performer), 1915-Cash-Parrish's-Pal (Performer), 1915-The-Ruse (Performer), 1915-The-Darkening-Trail (Performer), 1915-The-Roughneck (Performer), 1915-Grit (Performer), 1907-Ben-Hur (Performer), 1919-The-Money-Corral (Director), 1918-Shark-Monroe (Director), 1917-Truthful-Tulliver (Director), 1916-The-Return-of-Draw-Egan (Director), 1916-The-Patriot (Director), 1916-The-Apostle-of-Vengeance (Director), 1915-Cash-Parrish's-Pal (Director), 1915-The-Ruse (Director), 1915-The-Darkening-Trail (Director), 1915-The-Roughneck (Director), 1915-Grit (Director), 1914-The-Gringo (Director), 1921-White-Oak (Producer), 1921-Three-Word-Brand (Producer), 1919-The-Money-Corral (Producer), 1919-Breed-of-Men (Producer), 1918-Shark-Monroe (Producer), 1921-White-Oak (Writer), 1919-The-Money-Corral (Writer), 1930-Billy-the-Kid (Other), 1930-Billy-the-Kid (in person), 1940-Screen-Snapshots:-Seeing-Hollywood (in person), 1934-The-Hollywood-Gad-About (in person), 1932/I-Screen-Snapshots (in person), 1928-Show-People (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
The-Trail-of-the-Lonesome-Pine - Performer (January 29, 1912 - March 1912), The-Silent-Call - Performer (January 2, 1911 - January 1911), The-Barrier - Performer (January 10, 1910 - January 1910), The-Squaw-Man - Performer (October 23, 1905 - April 1, 1906), Strolling-Players - Performer (March 27, 1905 - April 8, 1905), Home-Folks - Performer (December 26, 1904 - January 1905), The-Errand-Boy - Performer (October 31, 1904 - November 5, 1904), Love's-Pilgrimage - Performer (April 14, 1904 - April 14, 1904), Hearts-Courageous - Performer (October 5, 1903 - October 1903), The-Suburban - Performer (March 23, 1903 - Closing date unknown), Ben-Hur - Performer (September 3, 1900 - October 1900), Ben-Hur - Performer (November 29, 1899 - May 1900), The-Great-Northwest - Performer (August 31, 1896 - Closing date unknown), Mistress-Betty - Performer (October 15, 1895 - Closing date unknown)
  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED 08/03/1934  - HFSID 595
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED 08/03/1934 - HFSID 595
    WILLIAM S. HART The original Western movie star wrote the address on this unsigned envelope Autograph Envelope Unsigned: 6½x3¾. Return address of the actor's is in the top left corner. Postmarked August 3, 1934. Mailed to a Miss Kay Hall.

    Sale Price $225.00

    $250.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1934  - HFSID 525
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1934 - HFSID 525
    WILLIAM S. HART William S. Hart sends an autograph letter about how he got his start writing. Autograph Letter Signed: "Bill Hart", 2p, 8½x11. Newhall, California, 1934 January 20. To Kay Hall, Chicago Daily Times.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/28/1936  - HFSID 287723
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/28/1936 - HFSID 287723
    WILLIAM S. HART ALS to his friend Rudy Vallée, anticipating a party when they get together Autograph Letter signed: "Bill Hart", 1 page, 8½x11. Horseshoe Ranch, Newhall, California, 1936 January 28.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/05/1930  - HFSID 147428
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/05/1930 - HFSID 147428
    WILLIAM S. HART Hart handwrote, signed and dated this letter to Arthur Wenzel in 1930. In it, he turns down an invitation and about an upcoming radio appearance. Autograph letter signed "Bill Hart" in purple ink. 2 pages, 8½x10¾, on Willilam S. Hart Company stationery. Feb. 5, 1930.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/20/1933  - HFSID 499
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/20/1933 - HFSID 499
    Hart handwrote, signed and dated this letter to Kay Hall in 1933. In it, he thanks Hall for "his corking letter" and threatens to bring "a couple a earthquakes in my pocket" if Hall doesn't visit soon.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/14/1929  - HFSID 30051
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/14/1929 - HFSID 30051
    Hart handwrote, signed and dated this letter to Col. George L. Byram, a Philippine-American War veteran and technical advisor in Hollywood, in 1929. He wrote this because "I've heard from time to time that you were givin' old man health a battle" and to keep his spirits up: "You've been through too many battles to lose one It isn't in the cards!"

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/28/1943  - HFSID 288648
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/28/1943 - HFSID 288648
    WILLIAM S. HART Handwritten letter full of praise for a gift portrait and its creator Autograph Letter signed: "William S. Hart", 1 page, 8½x11. Horseshoe Ranch, Newhall, California, 1943 June 28.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1929  - HFSID 264502
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1929 - HFSID 264502
    WILLIAM S. HART William Hart writes a letter of thanks for the list that was sent to him and to say that he has already distributed it. ALS: "Always sincerely yours/Bill Hart", 1 page, 8½x11. Horseshoe Ranch, Newhall, California, 1929 July 29. On letterhead of The William S.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/26/1936  - HFSID 278792
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/26/1936 - HFSID 278792
    WILLIAM S. HART He signs an autograph letter, nostalgic - in 1936 - for earlier times. Autograph Letter signed: "William S Hart", 1 page, 8x10. Horseshoe Ranch, Newhall, California, 1936 September 26. On personal letterhead to "Dear Dr. Costello".

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/01/1934  - HFSID 479
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/01/1934 - HFSID 479
    WILLIAM S. HART Hart handwrote and signed this letter to Kay Hall at The Daily Times in Chicago in 1934. In it he writes that "I'm still here and going strong". Autograph letter signed: "Bill Hart", 1 page, 6x9½, on stationery from the Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York City, 1934 November 1.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1934  - HFSID 32703
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1934 - HFSID 32703
    Hart handwrote and signed this short letter to Kay Hall on Hotel Astoria stationery in 1934. In it, he writes that he'll head home soon and that he'll be on the radio with Rudy Vallee. Accompanied by original envelope hand-addressed by Hart.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1938  - HFSID 44031
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1938 - HFSID 44031
    WILLIAM S. HART William Hart writes a letter talking about his railroad travels and personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed: "Always yours/Bill Hart", 2p separate sheets, 8½x11. Horseshoe Ranch, Newhall, California, 1938 December 8. On letterhead of The William S.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1933  - HFSID 253986
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1933 - HFSID 253986
    WILLIAM S. HART William S. Hart wrote this letter in 1933, giving a fellow writer advice and griping about an upcoming court date. With sepia-toned photo of Hart on a wagon with two men and original mailing envelope. Autograph letter signed "Bill Hart". 2 pages, 6x9 ¼, on stationery from the Hotel Astor in New York City.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/30/1929  - HFSID 101971
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/30/1929 - HFSID 101971
    WILLIAM S. HART Handwritten letter from his Horseshoe Ranch, consenting to autograph some books Autograph Letter signed: "William S. Hart", 1 page, 8½x11. Horseshoe Ranch, Newall, California, 1929 June 30. On letterhead of the William S. Hart Company to "Dear Mr.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED  - HFSID 252672
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 252672
    WILLIAM S. HART Hart signed this small slip of paper with the quote "'A queen indeed I will be her king", a line from a character Hart played on the New York stage in A Lady of Quality. Autograph quotation signed "'A queen indeed I will/be her king'/Very Truly Yours/'Sir John Oxon'/W. S. Hart".

    Sale Price $292.50

    $325.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED  - HFSID 168986
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 168986
    ON GOOD DEEDS & LIFE'S REWARDS: WILLIAM S. HART A quote from Macbeth. AQS: "William S. Hart", 1p, 3½x2½. In full: "'Life's but a walking shadow'/Macbeth Act V.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED  - HFSID 217307
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 217307
    WILLIAM S. HART William S. Hart wrote this quotation - "Honest Injun Joe - I 'aint' that kind of a guy at all. I really am not" - on a sheet of personalized stationery from his Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall,

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED  - HFSID 323035
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 323035
    WILLIAM S. "BILL" HART The early western star pens a quote from Macbeth: "Life is but a walking shadow" Autograph quotation signed: " "Life is but a walking shadow"/Macbeth/Vry truly yours/William S. Hart", 4½x2½. William S.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 292088
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 292088
    WILLIAM S. HART Sepia image from his last film, Tumbleweeds, inscribed to famed collector "Doc" Salomon and his wife Photograph inscribed and signed: "To my friends/Mr. & Mrs. Doc Salomon/from William S. Hart/Tumbleweeds". B/w, 7½x9½. William S.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 43960
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 43960
    WILLIAM S. HART. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For/Francis Agnew/with all good wishes/of-William S. Hart," B/w, 7¾x9½. Photograph taken by Bushnell ©1918 S.F. Originally a stage actor, HART became the first cowboy movie star, writing and directing many of his pictures.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 145258
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 145258
    WILLIAM S. HART 6x8 black and white image of the western actor Photograph signed: "Very Sincerely Yours/William S. Hart." B/w, 6x8. William S. Hart (1870-1946) began acting onstage in New York, going on to make his name as a Shakespearean actor on Broadway.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 27353
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 27353
    WILLIAM S. HART The western actor is shown in full view in this 7x9¾ black and white photograph. Photograph signed: "Very truly yours/William S. Hart". B/w, 7x9¾. William S. Hart (1870-1946) began acting onstage in New York, going on to make his name as a Shakespearean actor on Broadway.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 251962
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 251962
    WILLIAM S. HART. Photograph signed: "Very Sincerely Yours/William S. Hart." B/w, 7¾ x9½. Originally a stage actor, HART became the first cowboy movie star, writing and directing many of his pictures. He was 44 when he starred in his first film in 1914.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 257044
    WILLIAM S. HART - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 257044
    WILLIAM S. HART First silent screen cowboy star. Photograph signed: "Very truly yours/William S. Hart". B/w with sepia hue, 8x10. Originally a stage actor, HART became the first cowboy movie star, writing and directing many of his pictures. He was 44 when he starred in his first film in 1914.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • WILLIAM S. HART - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1919  - HFSID 283460
    WILLIAM S. HART - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1919 - HFSID 283460
    WILLIAM S. HART He signs a typed 1919 letter on his company letterhead, telling a little girl how to obtain a book written by him. Typed Letter signed: "William S. Hart". 1 page, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1919 August 20. On letterhead of the William S. Hart Company to "Dear Little Girl".

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

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