W. C. FIELDS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 02/13/1936 - HFSID 278510
W. C. FIELDS $300 rent check made out to "Mr. or Mrs. Harry Hughes" and signed by W. C. Fields in 1936 Check signed "W. C. Fields" in blue ink. 8¼x3 with perforated top edge. Feb. 13, 1936. Check no. 1495 for $300, made out to "Mr. or Mrs.
Sale Price $1,120.00
W. C. FIELDS
$300 rent check made out to "Mr. or Mrs. Harry Hughes" and signed by W. C. Fields in 1936
Check signed "W. C. Fields" in blue ink. 8¼x3 with perforated top edge. Feb. 13, 1936. Check no. 1495 for $300, made out to "Mr. or Mrs. Harry Hughes" and drawn on Fields' account at the Hollywood & Cahuenga Branch of the Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. Typed notes in the upper left corner states that this check is for "Rent of Office & Residence/4704 White Oak Ave. to 3-15-36". Red-nosed, gravel-voiced, bottle-hitting American comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946, born William Claude Dukenfield in Darby, Pennsylvania) began his film career in silent films. He later excelled in such films as David Copperfield (1935) as Micawber, My Little Chickadee (1940) with Mae West and The Bank Dick (1940). The vaudeville veteran, who appeared in every version of the Ziegfeld Follies from 1915 to 1921, made his last film, Sensations of 1945, in 1944. Fields was also a regular performer on Charlie McCarthy's radio shows. Lightly toned and creased. Normal bank stamps and cancellation holes, none of which touch signature or endorsement on verso. Folded three times and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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