STEPIN FETCHIT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 287819
STEPIN FETCHIT Shown with Will Rogers in still from The County Chairman Postcard Photograph signed: "Stepin Fetchit", in green ink. B/w 5½x4¼. Shown with Will Rogers in movie still from The County Chairman (1935, incorrectly listed as 1931 on the card's print).
Sale Price $342.00
Shown with Will Rogers in still from The County Chairman
Postcard Photograph signed: "Stepin Fetchit", in green ink. B/w 5½x4¼. Shown with Will Rogers in movie still from The County Chairman (1935, incorrectly listed as 1931 on the card's print). Postcard also bears Fetchit's facsimile signature. The first Black actor to become a millionaire, Stepin Fetchit (1902-1985), who debuted in In Old Kentucky (1927), made some 50 films. Born Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, Fetchit had renamed himself before his arrival in Hollywood (in the late 1920s) for a racehorse that won money for him. The first Black actor to receive featured billing in American films, he also composed and wrote the lyrics for the score of One More Spring (1935). Although his screen image is criticized for reinforcing negative stereotypes about Black Americans, Fetchit received a special Image Award from the Hollywood chapter of the NAACP in 1976, and he was elected to the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame two years later. Adhesive and paper residue (previous mounting) on verso. Toned and chipped at edges and corners. Lightly creased.
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