Collection of over 1,100 items signed by actors, actresses, directors, studio executives, and other celebrities, comprised almost entirely of signatures on cards, plus a handful of letters and signed photographs. Highlights include: Broncho Billy Anderson, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, George Arliss, Robert Armstrong, John Boles, Frank Borzage, William Boyd, Alice Brady, Louise Brooks, Billie Burke, Francis X. Bushman, Yakima Canutt, Frank Capra, Lon Chaney, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, Joe Cobb, Iron Eyes Cody, Ronald Colman, Chester Conklin, Noel Coward, Joan Crawford, Donald Crisp, George Cukor, Michael Curtiz, Jane Darwell, Dolores Del Rio, Jack Dempsey, Vernon Dent, Marlene Dietrich, Marie Dressler, Allan Dwan, John Ford, William Frawley, Clark Gable, Hoot Gibson, William Gillette, Samuel Goldwyn, Red Grange, Neil Hamilton, William S. Hart, Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Hedda Hopper, Allen ‘Farina’ Hoskins, James Wong Howe, Henry Hull, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr, Elsa Lanchester, Fritz Lang, Walter Lantz, Jesse Lasky, Mervyn LeRoy, Elmo Lincoln, Frank Lloyd, Myrna Loy, Ken Maynard, Victor McLaglen, Lewis Milestone, Tom Mix, Alla Nazimova, Pola Negri, Ramon Novarro, Snub Pollard, William Powell, Sally Rand, Basil Rathbone, Duncan Renaldo, Jean Renoir, Leni Riefenstahl, Hal Roach, Blossom Rock, Joseph Schildkraut, David O. Selznick, Mack Sennett, Norma Shearer, Ann Sheridan, Josef von Sternberg, Gloria Swanson, Norman Taurog, Henry Travers, Rudolph Valentino, Raoul Walsh, Pearl White, Billy Wilder, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Fay Wray, William Wyler, and Adolf Zukor. In overall fine condition.
These autographs were chiefly obtained through the mail between the 1950s and 1980s and many are still contained within their original mailing envelopes; the collection was compiled by Frank M. Flack, who began mailing out autograph requests as a private in the army, continuing as he rose to sergeant, and then later as an English professor. A small smattering of the autographs were purchased from notable dealers or received from friends. Due to the large quantity several secretarial and/or printed signatures may be included (not included in the list or count). Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as is and no returns will be accepted.
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