WARNER BAXTER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1938 - HFSID 165394
Sale Price $144.00
WARNER BAXTERGreen album leaf signed in pencil by the actor to Elsie Myrus, wife of the mentalist Myrus, with "with heaps of good wishes always" in 1938 Autograph Note Signed: "To-/Elsie/with heaps/of good wishes/always-/Warner Baxter/1938" in pencil. 6¼x4¼ album leaf with rounded right edges. This leaf is from the personal autograph collection of Elsie Myrus, wife of the mentalist Myrus, "The Man with the X-Ray Eyes". She collected autographs from celebrities who came to see her husband's performances. Former vaudeville performer, Broadway actor and silent film matinee idolBaxter (1889-1951, born Warner Leroy Baxter in Columbus, Ohio) won the 1930 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing the Cisco Kid in the 1928 film In Old Arizona. Baxter, who had broken into silents with a bit part in 1914, would go on to appear in nearly 100 films, including Miss Brewster's Millions (1926), The Great Gatsby (1926), Ramona (1928), The Arizona Kid (1930), Daddy Long Legs (1931), The Cisco Kid (1931), 42nd Street (1933), Dangerously Yours (1933), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), Kidnapped (1938), Return of the Cisco Kid (1939), Lady in the Dark (1944) and a series of Crime Doctor films (appearing as Dr. Robert Ordway from 1943 to 1949). Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Pinholes and residue from album binding along left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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