American competition swimmer and actor (1904-1984) best known for his role as Tarzan in the films of the 1930s and 1940s; he was also one of the fastest swimmers of the 1920s, winning five gold medals at the 1924 Paris and 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics. Group of four items signed by Weissmuller: a vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of him in swimming trunks, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For my Friend James, Best Regards, Johnny Weissmuller"; an ANS on a 3 x 5 album page, in full: "I don't know how many records I have but if you can get the Spalding's Athletic Almanac Price 25¢ you can find out all you want to know. J. W."; a fountain pen signature, "Johnny Weissmuller, Thursday March 31, 1927, just one of the swimmers," on an off-white 5 x 3 album page; and a program for a testimonial dinner honoring swimming coach Charles E. Silva, held on November 10, 1967, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Weissmuller. In overall very good to fine condition.
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