Lot #264
William Randolph Hearst Signed Photograph

This lot has closed

Estimate: $200+


Uncommon vintage matte-finish 8 x 11 portrait of the publishing magnate in later age, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Doctor Harry Martin, with high appreciation of his friendship, William Randolph Hearst.” In fine condition, with trimming to the edges affecting the start of the inscription and the first letter of the signature. Harry Martin was a urologist and the third husband of Hollywood gossip columnist and screenwriter Louella Parsons, a long time writer for Hearst's various publications. Martin became medical director of Twentieth Century Fox studios in 1937, where he performed abortions and dispensed stimulant drugs to the actors, as needed, to keep them alert while films were being shot.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021

This item is Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA
Buy a third-party letter of authenticity for $50.00

*This item has been pre-certified by a trusted third-party authentication service, and by placing a bid on this item, you agree to accept the opinion of this authentication service. If you wish to have an opinion rendered by a different authenticator of your choosing, you must do so prior to your placing of any bid. RR Auction is not responsible for differing opinions submitted 30 days after the date of the sale.