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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)

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