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These Autographs were collected by my Father over his lifetime! Stowe Vintage will feature Autographs of Hollywood Stars, Political Autographs, President's Autographs, Sports Autographs, Military Autographs, Entertainment Autographs, Authors Autographs, Historical Autographs, and More! Comes with a COA. Contact us at 802-253-7000 or stovint08@gmail.com.


 

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CLIVE OWEN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Clive Owen was born October 3, 1964.  Clive is an English actor, who has worked on television, stage and film. He first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for portraying the lead in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He then received critical acclaim for his work in the film Close my Eyes(1991) before getting international notice for his performance as a struggling writer in Croupier (1998). In 2005, Owen won a Golden Globe and a BSFTS Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in the drama Closer (2004).  Original Clive Owen (approx size) 8 x 10 inch Color Image/Photograph.  Regular Price - $ 225.00 / Sale Price - $149.00. 


W.C. FIELDS AUTOGRAPH

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W. C. Fields was born January 29, 1880 – died December 25, 1946.  Fields was an American juggler, comedian, and actor. Fields created one of the great American comic personas of the first half of the 20th century—a misanthrope who teetered on the edge of buffoonery but never quite fell in, an egotist blind to his own failings, a charming drunk; and a man who hated children, dogs, and women, unless they were the wrong sort of women. This characterization that he portrayed in films and radio was so strong that it was generally identified with Fields himself. It was maintained by the then-typical movie-studio publicity departments at Fields' studios (Paramount and Universal) and further established by Robert Lewis Taylor's 1949 biography W.C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes. Beginning in 1973, with the publication of Fields' letters, photos, and personal notes in grandson Ronald Fields's book W.C. Fields by Himself, it has been shown that Fields was married (and subsequently estranged from his wife), he financially supported their son, and he loved his grandchildren.


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Original W. C. Fields Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Dated 1931, Cigar band included. My father often requested a cigar band with his request for an autograph. Approx. size 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches. Regular Price - $ 1500.00 / Sale Price - $ 995.95.


ROCK HUDSON, LAUREN BACALL, ROBERT STACK & DOROTHY MALONE AUTOGRAPHS

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*****Rock Hudson was born November 17, 1925 – died October 2, 1985. Hudson was an American film and television actor, recognized as a romantic leading man during the 1960s and 1970s, most notably in several sex comedies with his most famous co-star, Doris Day. Hudson was voted "Star of the Year," "Favorite Leading Man," and similar titles by numerous movie magazines and was unquestionably one of the most popular and well-known movie stars of the time. He completed nearly 70 motion pictures and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades. Hudson was also one of the first major Hollywood celebrities to die from an AIDS related illness. *****Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924. Bacall is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her husky voice and sultry looks. *****Robert Langford Modini Stack was born January 13, 1919 – died May 14, 2003. Stack was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his film acting as well as his role in the television series The Untouchables and as host of Unsolved Mysteries. He starred in more than 40 films. ******Dorothy Malone was born January 30, 1925. Malone is an American actress. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly after her performance in Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


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Written on the Wind is a 1956 American drama film - Autographs for the Four Major Stars in this film. Original Rock Hudson Autograph, signed on Cut Card Stock (approx. size 2 1/8 x 5 inches). Original Lauren Bacall Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 Inch Index Card. Original Robert Stack Autograph, signed on 4 x 6 Inch Index Card. Original Dorothy Malone Autograph, signed on Cut Card Stock (approx. size 2 1/8 x 5 inches). You receive all 4 original autographes and the 8 1/2 x 11 Color Internet Print Shown. Regular Price - $ 1150.00 / Sale Price - $ 749.95.


JAMES T. POWERS AUTOGRAPH

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James T. Powers was born in 1862 – died 1943.  James was a comic actor. The small, red‐headed, rubber‐faced comedian was born in New York and spent time in vaudeville and with circuses before calling attention to himself in a series of farce‐comedies: Dreams (1882), A Bunch of Keys (1883), and A Tin Soldier (1886). One critic called him “a thorough genius run wild, with a face quite as grotesque as a gargoyle,” and added, “This clever actor, in addition to his natural vis comica, has a broad sense of humor which animates both his features and his gestures.” For several years Powers was a comedian with the Casino Theatre company, then returned to farce‐comedy in A Straight Tip (1891), A Mad Bargain (1892), The New Boy (1894), and Gentleman Joe (1896). With the coming to America of the English Gaiety musical comedies he became the principal comedian in many of the best importations, including The Circus Girl (1897), The Geisha (1897), A Runaway Girl (1898), San Toy (1900), The Messenger Boy (1901), and Havana (1909). Thereafter, his career began to fade, although he appeared in a number of all‐star revivals such as The Rivals (1922, 1923, 1930); Henry IV, Part I (1926); and The Beaux' Stratagem (1928). Autobiography: Twinkle Little Star, 1939. Original James T. Powers Autograph, signed on Cut Paper (mounted to a slightly larger piece of cut paper). Approx. size 2 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches. Regular Price - $ 55.00 / Sale Price - $ 19.95.


BING CROSBY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby was born May 3, 1903 – died October 14, 1977.  Crosby was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. One of the first multi-media stars, from 1934 to 1954 Bing Crosby held a nearly unrivaled command of record sales, radio ratings and motion picture grosses. He is usually considered to be among the most popular musical acts in history and is currently the most electronically recorded human voice in history. Crosby is also credited as being the major inspiration for most of the male singers that followed him, including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for American GI morale during World War II and, during his peak years, around 1948, polls declared him the "most admired man alive" ahead of Jackie Robinson and the Pope Also during 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music. Crosby also exerted a massive influence on the development of the postwar recording industry. In 1947 he invested US$50,000 in the Ampex company, which developed the world's first commercial reel-to-reel tape recorder, and Crosby became the first performer in the world to prerecord his radio shows and master his commercial recordings on magnetic tape. He gave one of the first Ampex Model 200 recorders to his friend, musician Les Paul, which led directly to Paul's invention of multitrack recording. Along with Frank Sinatra, he was one of the principal backers behind the famous United Western Recorders studio complex in Los Angeles. In 1962, Crosby was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Original Early Vintage Bing Crosby Autographed Photo, Signed: with sincere appreciation Bing Crosby. Approx. Size 9 x 7 1/4 black and white autographed photo. Regular Price - $ 1000.00 / Sale Price - $ 895.00.


DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS AUTOGRAPH

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Douglas Fairbanks was born May 23, 1883 – died December 12, 1939.  Fairbanks was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). After he began an affair with Lady Sylvia Ashley, Fairbanks and Pickford separated in 1933. Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford divorced in 1936, with her keeping Pickfair. On March 7, 1936, in Paris, France, he and Ashley were married. He continued to be marginally involved in motion picture industry and United Artists, but his later years lacked the intense focus of his film years. His health continued to decline, and in his final years he resided at 705 Ocean Front (now Pacific Coast Highway) in Santa Monica, California, although much of his time was spent traveling abroad with Sylvia. In December, 1939, at 56, Fairbanks had a heart attack in his sleep and died a day later at his home in Santa Monica. By some accounts, he had been obsessively working-out against medical advice, trying to regain his once-trim waistline. Fairbanks famous last words were "I've never felt better." 1 His funeral service was held at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather Church at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where he was placed in a crypt in the Great Mausoleum. He was deeply mourned and honored by his colleagues and fans for his contributions to the film industry and Hollywood. Two years following his death, he was removed from Forest Lawn by his widow, who commissioned an elaborate marble monument for him, with long rectangular reflecting pool, raised tomb, and classic Greek architecture, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The remains of his son Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. were also interred here upon his death in 2000. There is a witty reference to him in the David Lean film A Passage to India (set in Edwardian India) in which one of the characters performs acrobatic feats on the side of a train calling, "I am Douglas Fairbanks!"


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Original Douglas Fairbanks Autograph, Signed on Paper. We will also include the Vintage Sepia-tone photo of Douglas Fairbanks in The Thief of Bagdad (approx. size 6 1/2 x 8 1/2). Regular Price - $ 3000.00 / Sale Price - $ 2195.00.


JOHN DREW AUTOGRAPH

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John Drew, Jr. was born November 13, 1853 – died July 9, 1927.  Drew Jr. was an American stage actor noted for his roles in Shakespearean comedy, society drama, and light comedies. He was the eldest son of John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew, and the brother of Louisa Drew, Georgiana Drew & Sidney Drew. As such, he was also the uncle of John, Ethel, and Lionel Barrymore and also great-great uncle to Drew Barrymore. He was considered to be the leading matinee idol of his day, but unlike most matinee idols Drew's acting ability was largely undisputed. Drew had a long association with Charles Frohman and leading lady Maude Adams. Drew was associated mainly with the company of Augustin Daly. His memoirs, titled My Years on the Stage, were published in 1922. Highly esteemed by his fellow actors, John Drew was elected lifetime president of New York City's Players' Club. The abbreviation "Jr.", distinguishing him from his less well-known actor father, is usually dropped. He died on July 9, 1927 shortly after having been visited by his nephews John & Lionel Barrymore.


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Original John Drew Autograph, signed on Cut Card Stock. Dated 1899. Approx. size 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 inches. Regular Price - $ 435.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


AL JOLSON AUTOGRAPH

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Al Jolson was born May 26, 1886 – died October 23, 1950.  Jolson was a highly acclaimed American singer, comedian and actor of Jewish heritage whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. He was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century whose influence extended to other popular performers, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eddie Fisher, Jerry Lewis, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson. Al Jolson was the first popular singer to make a spectacular "event" out of singing a song. Prior to Jolson, popular singers such as John McCormack and Henry Burr would stand still with only very minimal gesturing as they sang. Jolson, in comparison, had tremendous energy displayed in his performances by way of dynamic gestures and other physical movement. Jolson was the first entertainer to ever utilize a ramp extending out into the audience from the center of the stage. Jolson insisted on having a ramp so he could be closer to the audience. It was very common for Jolson to sit on the end of the ramp and have personal one-on-one conversations with audience members which is something that had also never been done prior to Jolson. Jolson was known to stop major Broadway productions in which he was involved, turn to the audience and ask them if they would rather hear him sing instead of watching the rest of the play. The answer from the audience was always a resounding "yes" and Jolson would spend at least the next hour singing an impromptu concert to an ecstatic audience. George Burns, the popular American comedian and friend of Al Jolson probably described Jolson best when he said, "...Jolson was all Show Business!" Performing in blackface was a theatrical convention used by many entertainers at the beginning of the 20th century, having origins in the tradition of the minstrel show. Al Jolson was the most famous entertainer who appeared in blackface, but his performances were not meant to be insulting to people of African American heritage. In fact, there were actual African American entertainers of the period who also performed in blackface. Jolson had many fans who were African American; he was the only white man permitted into a "black" only nightclub in Harlem during the 1920s and '30s, and he numbered among his close friends many African Americans, including the famed ragtime pianist and composer Eubie Blake. In the first part of the 20th century, Al Jolson was without question the most popular performer to appear in Broadway productions and in vaudeville. His popularity was so overwhelming that show-business historians regard him as a legendary institution. Yet for all his success in live venues, Al Jolson is possibly best remembered today for his numerous recordings and for starring in the landmark motion picture The Jazz Singer, the first nationally distributed feature film with sound. The Jazz Singer was produced by Warner Brothers, using its revolutionary Vitaphone sound process. Vitaphone was originally intended for musical renditions, and The Jazz Singer follows this principle, with only the musical sequences using live sound recording. Much of the film is a silent drama, telling the sentimental story of a Jewish boy who loves to sing popular songs. He becomes a cabaret and stage star, much to the disgust of his estranged father (Warner Oland), a cantor in the synagogue.


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Original Al Jolson Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Dated 1931. Regular Price - $ 1300.00 / Sale Price - $ 995.00.


VINCENT PRICE AUTOGRAPHED SKETCH

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Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was born May 27, 1911 – died October 25, 1993.  Vincent was an American film actor. He is remembered for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of distinctive horror films, his tall 6' 4" stature and polished urbane manner made him something of an American counterpart to the older Boris Karloff. Price accepted a cameo part in the children's television program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971) in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, on a local station. In addition to the opening and closing monologues, his role in the show was to recite poems about the show's various characters, sometimes wearing a cloak or other costumes. He has also appeared in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and Theatre of Blood (1973), in which he created a series of campy, tongue-in-cheek villains.  Vincent also recorded dramatic readings of Poe's short stories and poems, which were collected together with readings by Basil Rathbone. He greatly reduced his film work from around 1975, as horror itself suffered a slump, and increased his narrative and voice work, as well as advertising Milton Bradley's Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture. Price's voiceover is heard on Alice Cooper's first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare from 1975, as well as the TV special entitled Alice Cooper-The Nightmare.  He also starred for a year in the early 1970s in a syndicated daily radio program, Tales of the Unexplained.  Made a guest appearance in a 1972 episode of The Brady Bunch, in which he played a deranged archaeologist.  Price performed a sinister "rap" on the title track of Michael Jackson's monumental "Thriller" album. In addition to the album being a mega-seller, the video was a huge hit for MTV.  Price had long suffered from emphysema and Parkinson's disease, which had forced his role in Edward Scissorhands to be much smaller than intended. His illness also contributed to his retirement from Mystery, as his condition was becoming noticeable on-screen. He died of lung cancer on October 25, 1993.  Four years later, A&E produced its updated episode, a show titled Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain, which aired on October 12, 1997; it is often rebroadcast and is available on DVD. The script was by Lucy Chase Williams, author of The Complete Films of Vincent Price (Citadel Press, 1995). In early 1991, Tim Burton was developing a personal documentary with the working title Conversations With Vincent (footage of the director interviewing Price was shot at the Vincent Price Gallery) but the project was never completed and eventually was shelved.


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Original Vincent Price Personal Sketch & Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Regular Price - $ 700.00 / Sale Price - $ 595.00.


EDWIN BOOTH AUTOGRAPH

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Edwin Thomas Booth was born November 13, 1833 – died June 7, 1893.  Booth was a famous 19th century American actor. He was born near Bel Air, Maryland into the British-American theatrical Booth family. Some theatre historians call him the greatest American actor and Hamlet of the 19th century. In his early appearances he usually performed alongside his father, making his stage debut as Tressel in Richard III in Boston in 1849. Two years later, Edwin had his first starring role, standing in for his supposedly ailing father as Richard. After his father's death in 1852, Booth went on a worldwide tour, visiting Australia and Hawaii, and finally gaining acclaim of his own during an engagement in Sacramento, California in 1856. Before his brother murdered the president, Edwin had appeared with his two brothers John Wilkes and Junius Brutus Booth Jr. in Julius Caesar in 1864. John Wilkes played Marc Antony, Edwin played Brutus, and Junius played Cassius. It was a benefit show and the first and last time that the brothers would appear together on the same stage. From 1863 to 1867, Booth managed the Winter Garden Theater in New York City, mostly staging Shakespearean tragedies. In 1865, Booth purchased the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, the infamy associated with the Booth name forced Booth to abandon the stage for many months, a period dramatized in the 1955 Richard Burton movie Prince of Players, which was adapted from the biography of the same name by Eleanor Ruggles. He made his return to the stage at the Winter Garden in January 1866, playing the lead in Hamlet. Hamlet would eventually become Booth's signature role. In 1867, a fire damaged the Winter Garden Theatre, resulting in the building's subsequent demolition. Booth then built the Booth Theatre (completed in 1869) and continued a renowned acting career. The panic of 1873 caused the bankruptcy of the Booth Theatre in 1874. After the bankruptcy, Booth went on another worldwide tour, eventually regaining his fortune. Booth was married to Mary Devlin from 1860 to 1863, the year of her death. He later remarried, wedding Mary McVicker in 1869, and becoming a widower again in 1881. In 1869, Edwin acquired his brother John's body after repeatedly writing to the president begging for it. The president finally released the remains, and Edwin had them buried, unmarked, in the family plot at Green Mount Cemetery near Baltimore. In 1888 Booth founded the Players in New York, a club for actors and others associated with the arts, and dedicated his home to it. His final performance was, fittingly, in his signature role of Hamlet, in 1891 at the Brooklyn Academy. He died in 1893 at the Players, and was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery next to his first wife, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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Original Edwin Booth Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Written on Paper: Edwin Booth and what looks like Mar '82. Regular Price - $ 600.00 / Sale Price - $ 399.00.


HENRY FONDA AUTOGRAPH

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Henry Jaynes Fonda was born May 16, 1905 – died August 12, 1982.  Fonda was an American Academy Award-winning film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of Method acting. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor, and made his Hollywood debut in 1935. Fonda's career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in 1940s The Grapes of Wrath, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved toward both more challenging, darker epics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (portraying a villain who kills, among others, a child and a crippled person) and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball. Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity; his family and close friends called him "Hank". In 1999, he was named the sixth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.


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Original Henry Fonda Autograph, signed on a Page from a Playbill. Approx. Size 6 1/2 x 9 inches. Regular Price - $ 185.00 / Sale Price - $ 125.00.


RALPH BELLAMY & JAMES EARL JONES AUTOGRAPHS

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Ralph Rexford Bellamy was born June 17, 1904 – died November 29, 1991.  Bellamy was an American actor with a career spanning sixty-two years. Bellamy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard. In a 2007 episode of Boston Legal, footage of a 1957 episode of Studio One was used. The episode featured Bellamy and William Shatner as a father-son duo of lawyers. This was used in the present-day to explain the relationship between Shatner's Denny Crane character and his father in the show. Films by Ralph Bellamy: The Secret Six (1931), West of Broadway (1931), Surrender (1931), Forbidden (1932), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932), Wild Girl (1932), Airmail (1932), Below the Sea (1933), Picture Snatcher (1933), Headline Shooter (1933), Ace of Aces (1933), Ever in My Heart (1933), Spitfire (1934), Once to Every Woman (1934), This Man Is Mine (1934), The Wedding Night (1935), Hands Across the Table (1935), The Awful Truth (1937), Fools for Scandal (1938), Boy Meets Girl (1938), Carefree (1938), Trade Winds (1938), Let Us Live (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Brother Orchid (1940), Dance, Girl, Dance (1940), Footsteps in the Dark (1941), Affectionately Yours (1941), Dive Bomber (1941), The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Guest in the House (1944), Lady on a Train (1945), The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955), Sunrise at Campobello (1960), The Professionals (1966), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Missiles of October (1974), Murder on Flight 502 (1975), The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), Once an Eagle (1976) (TV miniseries), Oh, God! (1977), The Winds of War (1983), Trading Places (1983), Space (1985), Disorderlies (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Coming to America (1988), The Good Mother (1988), War and Remembrance (1988) (TV miniseries),and Pretty Woman (1990).


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James Earl Jones was born January 17, 1931.  Jones is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice.  Some of the many movies are:  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), The Comedians in Africa (1967), The Comedians (1967), End of the Road (1970), King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970,) The Great White Hope (1970), Malcolm X (1972), The Man (1972), Claudine (1974), The Cay (1974), The UFO Incident (1975), The River Niger (1976), The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976), Swashbuckler (1976), Deadly Hero (1976), The Greatest (1977), Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) (voice), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977), A Piece of the Action (1977), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978), Star Wars Christmas Special (1978) (voice), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (voice), Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980), The Creation (1981), The Bushido Blade (1981), The Flight of Dragons (1982) (voice), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Blood Tide (1982), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) (voice), Allen Boesak: Choosing for Justice (1984), City Limits (1985), Soul Man (1986), Gardens of Stone (1987), Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987), My Little Girl (1987), Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987) (voice), Matewan (1987), Terrorgram (1988) (voice), Coming to America (1988), Three Fugitives (1989), Field of Dreams (1989), Best of the Best (1989), By Dawn's Early Light (1990), Convicts (1990), The Hunt for Red October (1990), A World Alive (1990), The Ambulance (1990), Grim Prairie Tales (1990).




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Original Autographs of Ralph Bellamy & James Earl Jones, signed on a Page from a Play Bill. Cort Theatre Sunrise at Campobello Premier, Jan. 30 1958. Approx. Size 6 1/8 x 9 inches. Regular Price - $ 255.00 / Sale Price - $ 175.00.


JASON ROBARDS AUTOGRAPH

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Jason Nelson Robards, Jr., was born on July 26, 1922 – died December 26, 2000. Robards was an American actor. He became famous playing works of American dramatist Eugene O'Neill, and would regularly play O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards' was cast in both common-man roles and as well known historical figures. Radioman 3rd class Robards joined the heavy cruiser USS Northampton (CA-26) in 1941. He was aboard her at sea 100 miles away when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor occurred and, contrary to some stories, witnessed the devastation of the attack only afterwards, when Northampton returned to Pearl two days later. Robards decided to get into acting after the war. His career started out slowly. He moved to New York City and found small parts there, first in radio and then on the stage. His big break was landing the starring role in José Quintero's 1956 off-Broadway production and the 1960 television film of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as the philosophical salesman Hickey, winning an Obie Award for his performance.  Received the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for the 1988 production of Inherit the Wind. He was among the recipients at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1999.  In 1972, he was in a terrible automobile accident on a winding California road. He drove his car into the side of a mountain and nearly died. His acute drinking problem contributed to the accident. He slowly recovered after extensive surgery and facial reconstruction. A resident of the Southport section of Fairfield, Connecticut, he died of lung cancer in Bridgeport, Connecticut in December, 2000. His death was mourned by both fans and actors, and at a memorial service at Broadway's Broadhurst Theater to honor Robards, it was actors who seemed to feel most profoundly the loss of one of the greats, one of their own. "He was the last of a breed of actors who dedicated themselves to a life in the theater," said Kevin Spacey. Robards was cremated and his ashes were given to a friend or family. Robards was a major U.S. Civil War buff and scholar. He ultimately did the voice of Ulysses S. Grant for Ken Burns' miniseries The Civil War, and received an Emmy nomination for playing Abraham Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois for The Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1963. The Jason Robards Award was created by the Roundabout Theatre Company in honor of the late actor and his relationship with the theatre.


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Original Jason Robards Autograph, signed blue paper. Approx. size 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. Regular Price - $ 75.00 / Sale Price - $ 39.95.


ZERO MOSTEL AUTOGRAPHED PLAYBILL PAGE

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Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel was born on February 28, 1915 – died September 8, 1977. Mostel was an American actor of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in The Producers. He was blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before HUAC was well-publicized. He was a Tony Award and Obie Award winner. Mostel had often collided with directors and other performers in the course of his professional career.  He often dominated the stage whether or not his role called for it. Norman Jewison stated this as a reason for preferring Chaim Topol to him for the role of Tevye in the movie version of Fiddler on the Roof. Mostel took exception to these criticisms: “There’s a kind of silliness in the theater about what one contributes to a show. The producer obviously contributes the money… but must the actor contribute nothing at all? I’m not a modest fellow about those things. I contribute a great deal. And they always manage to hang you for having an interpretation. Isn’t [the theater] where your imagination should flower? Why must it always be dull as shit?” Other producers, such as Jerome Robbins and Hal Prince, preferred to hire Mostel on short contracts, knowing that he would become less faithful to the script as time went on. His larger-than-life persona, though largely responsible for his success, had also intimidated others in his profession and prevented him from receiving some important roles. In his autobiography, Kiss Me Like A Stranger, actor Gene Wilder describes being initially terrified of Mostel. However, just after being introduced, Mostel got up, walked over to Wilder, and planted a big kiss on him. Wilder claims to be grateful to Mostel for teaching him such a valuable lesson, and for picking Wilder up every day so that they could ride to work together. He also tells the story of a dinner celebrating the release of The Producers. Mostel switched Wilder's place card with Dick Shawn's, allowing Wilder to sit at the main table. Mostel and Wilder would later go on to work together in Rhinoceros and the Letterman cartoons for the children's show The Electric Company. The two remained close friends until Mostel's death.


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Original Zero Mostel Autograph, signed on a page from a playbill. Approx. size 5 3/4 x 9 inches. Written: Zero Mostel. Regular Price - $ 225.00 / Sale Price - $ 149.95.


JACKIE COOGAN AUTOGRAPH

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John Leslie (Jackie) Coogan was born October 26, 1914 – died March 1, 1984.  Coogan was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent film . He began his acting career as an infant in both vaudeville and film, with an uncredited role in the 1917 film Skinner's Baby. Charlie Chaplin discovered him in a vaudeville house, doing the "shimmy," a popular dance at the time, on the stage. His father, Jack Coogan, Sr. was also an actor. The boy was a natural mimic, and delighted Chaplin with his abilities in this area. As a child actor, he is best remembered for his role as Charlie Chaplin's irascible sidekick in the film classic The Kid (1921) and for the title role in Oliver Twist by Frank Lloyd the following year. His scene in The Kid where he is taken away from the tramp character played by Chaplin and thrown into the back of a truck by the social service agents is one of the most famous scenes in cinema. He was also the first star to get heavily merchandised, with peanut butter, stationery, whistles, dolls, records, and figurines just being a sample of the Coogan merchandise. He also travelled internationally to huge crowds. Many of his early films are lost or just unavailable, but Turner Classic Movies recently presented The Rag Man with a new score. Coogan was famous for his pageboy haircut and his The Kid outfit of oversized overalls and cap, which was widely imitated, including by the young Scotty Beckett in the Our Gang films. Jackie Coogan's most famous adult role was Uncle Fester in The Adam's Family.


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Original Jackie Coogan's Autograph Signed on Card Stock. Dated on back October 20, 1928. Regular Price - $ 149.99 / Sale Price - $ 74.99.


JOHNNY WEISSMULLER AUTOGRAPH

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Johnny Weissmuller was born June 2, 1904 – died January 20, 1984.  Weissmuller was an American swimmer and actor who was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Other actors also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller was the best-known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.


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Original Johnny Weissmuller Autograph, signed on Card Stock. Signature is in Green ink. Regular Price - $ 795.00 / Sale Price - $ 495.00.


BASIL RATHBONE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Basil Rathbone was born June 13, 1892 – died July 21, 1967.  Rathbone was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and of suave villains in such swashbuckler films as The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Original Autographed Photo Signed - Cordially Basil Rathbone Regular Price $ 1999.99 / Sale Price $ 1499.99.


CONRAD NAGEL AUTOGRAPH

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Conrad Nagel was born March 16, 1897 - died February 24, 1970.  Nagel was a successful American screen actor and matinee idol of the silent film era and beyond. He was also a well known television actor and radio performer. For his contributions to film, radio, and television, Conrad Nagel was given three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street (Motion Pictures), 1752 Vine Street (Radio), and 1752 Vine Street (Television).


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Original Conrad Nagel Autograph on Paper. Signed - Sincerly Conrad Nagel Regular Price - $ 399.99 / Sale Price $ 299.99.


MICKEY ROONEY AUTOGRAPH PLAYBILL

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Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. on September 23, 1920 - died April 6, 2014.  Rooney is an American film actor and musician whose career began in 1922 at seventeen months and has continued through 2007. In 1944, Rooney entered military service for 21 months during World War II, during which time he was a radio personality on the American Forces Network. Rooney continues to work in film, and tours with his wife, Jan Chamberlin in a multi-media live stage production called Let's Put On a Show! Chamberlin met Mickey through his son, Mickey Jr., whom she had been dating at the time. On May 26, 2007 he was Grand Marshal at the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. It has recently been announced that Rooney will be making his British pantomime debut, playing Baron Hardup in Cinderella, at the Sunderland Empire over the 2007 Christmas period. Original Mickey Rooney Autographed PlayBill Shubert Theatre Sugar Babies. Mickey has written: Hugs & Kisses Mickey Rooney Regular Price - $ 199.99 / Sale Price - $ 125.99.


EDMUND LOWE AUTOGRAPH

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Edmund Dantes Lowe was born March 3, 1890 - died April 21, 1971. Edmund Lowe was an American actor. His formative experience began in vaudeville and silent film. He was born in San Jose, California. Edmund Lowe's career included over 100 films in which he starred as the leading man. He is best remembered for his role as Sergeant Quirt in the 1926 movie, What Price Glory. Making a smooth transition to talking pictures he remained popular but by the mid 30's he was no longer a major star. He remained a valuable character actor at the major studios while continuing as a leading man for such "Poverty Row" studios as Columbia Pictures where his skills could bolster low budget productions. He also starred in the 1950s television show, Front Page Detective and appeared as the elderly lead villain in the first episode of Maverick in 1957. Lowe was married to Esther Miller until early 1925. Lowe met Lilyan Tashman while filming Ports of Call. Lowe and Tashman were wed on September 21, 1925. The wedding occurred before the release of the film. The two made their home in Hollywood, in a house thought to have been designed by Tashman. Both maintained their acting careers. As a couple, Tashman and Lowe became more prominent in Hollywood than they had as single people. They entertained lavishly in their Art Deco Beverly Hills home, and Tashman began appearing on "Best Dressed" lists. Their respective film careers began to improve as a result of the publicity they began to generate. During Tashman's battle with cancer towards the end of her life, Lowe remained near her bedside. Lowe's third wife was costume designer Rita Kaufman. They were married from 1936 to 1950.


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Original Edmund Lowe Autograph, signed on Cut Paper. Approx. size 3 x 5 inches. Regular Price - $ 235.00 / Sale Price - $ 98.95.


JOEL GREY AUTOGRAPH

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Joel Grey was born on April 11, 1932. Joel is a Tony, Golden Globe, BAFTA, & Academy Award-winning American stage and screen actor known best for his role as the Emcee in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. Grey was born Joel David Katz in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Grace and Mickey Katz, who was an actor, clarinetist, comedian and director. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California in 1950. Grey originated the role of the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway musical Cabaret in 1966 for which he won the Tony Award. Additional Broadway credits include Come Blow Your Horn (1961), Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (1962), Half a Sixpence (1965), Goodtime Charley (1975), The Grand Tour (1979), Chicago (1996), and Wicked (2003). In 1995, he performed in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True a musical performance of the popular story at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund. Grey is one of only nine people who have won both a Tony Award and an Academy Award for the same role. He performed at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri many times in roles such as George M. Cohan in George M! (1970 and 1992), the Emcee in Cabaret (1971), and Joey Evans in Pal Joey (1983). Grey appeared frequently as a panelist on the television game show What's My Line? during its 1968 revival. He was the guest star for the third episode of The Muppet Show in its first season, singing "Razzle Dazzle", which is from Chicago and "Willkommen", which is from Cabaret. In 1982 Grey was the on-camera host and narrator for the PBS special, To Hear. He also played an elderly Korean martial arts master in the movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). In 1991, he played an out of this world man, Adam, on the series finale of Dallas. In 1996, he made a guest appearance on Star Trek: Voyager as an aging rebel seeking to free his (deceased) wife from prison. In 2000, Grey played Oldrich Novy in the film Dancer in the Dark and had recurring television roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Doc, 2001), Oz (as Lemuel Idzik, 2003) and Alias (as "Another Mr. Sloane," 2005). He played the role of a demon in the final episode of Dallas and was a wealthy, paroled ex-convict on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (episode, "Cuba Libre"). He also appeared on the shows House and Brothers & Sisters, the latter on which he played the roles of Sarah and Joe's marriage counselor. Grey is the father of actress Jennifer Grey, the star of Dirty Dancing, and James, a chef. In 1958 he married Jo Wilder. They divorced in 1982. Grey is also a photographer. His first book of photographs, Pictures I Had to Take, was published in 2003; its follow-up, Looking Hard at Unexpected Things, appeared in the Fall of 2006.


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Original Joel Grey Autograph, signed on Paper. Approx. size 4 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches. Regular Price - $ 84.00 / Sale Price - $ 47.95.


OTIS SKINNER AUTOGRAPH

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Otis Skinner born June 28, 1858, Cambridge, Massachusetts - died January 4, 1942, New York City. Otis was an American actor. He was the son of a Universalist minister; his brother, Charles Montgomery Skinner, was a noted journalist and critic in New York. Skinner was educated in Hartford, Connecticut, with an eye towards a career in commerce. A visit to the theater left him stage-struck. He secured his father's blessing for a theatrical career, and his father not only approved but also obtained from P. T. Barnum an introduction to William Pleater Davidge. Davidge employed him at eight dollars a week, and Skinner's career was launched. In the latter half of the 1870s, he played various bit roles in stock companies, and alongside stars such as John Edward McCullough. He built up his repertoire for several years in New York and Boston, including three years with Lawrence Barrett. By the mid-1880s, he was touring first with Augustin Daly, then, in 1889, with the troupe of Edwin Booth and Helena Modjeska. After that season, he played Romeo in London opposite Margaret Mather. His association with Mather lasted two years; after, with Booth dead, he returned to Modjeska, starring opposite her in her most famous roles. He also originated the role of Schwartz in Hermann Sudermann's Magda, and played Armand in Dumas's Camille. By the middle of the 1890s, he was a star in his own right. In 1894, he produced and starred in Clyde Fitch's His Grace de Grammont; the same year, he performed in his brother's translation of Victor Hugo's Le roi s'amuse. In 1895 in Chicago, he succeeded as Hamlet; his performance was praised as natural and unaffected, without elocutionary tricks. From 1895, he was associated with the troupe of Joseph Jefferson. He excelled in Shakespearean roles like Shylock, Hamlet, Richard III and Romeo, and his Colonel Phillipe Brideau in The Honor of the Family was considered one of the greatest comedic performances of the first quarter of the twentieth century. Skinner's signature role was as Hajj the beggar in Kismet (1911) on Broadway, and he continued playing it on stage for twenty years, recreating his performance both in the 1920 and 1930 film versions of the play. Later roles included Albert Mott in Humpty Dumpty (1918), Sir John Falstaff in both Henry IV, part 1 (1926) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (1928), and Shylock opposite the Portia of Maude Adams (1931-32) in The Merchant of Venice. Like that of Charles Irving, his Shylock was naturalistic and at least partly sympathetic; he avoided the melodramatic excess characteristic of earlier interpretations of the character. Skinner was also a successful writer whose books included Footlights and Spotlights and Mad Folk of the Theatre. His daughter, actress and author Cornelia Otis Skinner, was born in 1901. He was portrayed onscreen by a somewhat miscast Charlie Ruggles, in the film version of Cornelia Otis Skinner's autobiography, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.


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Original Otis Skinner Autograph, signed on Heavy Card Stock. Dated 1931. Approx. size 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches. Regular Price - $ 435.00 / Sale Price - $ 175.00.


PAUL NEWMAN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH

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Paul Leonard Newman was born January 26, 1925 — died September 26, 2008. Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing. Newman was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of October 2008, these donations had exceeded US $250 million. Original Paul Newman Autograph, signed on a Black & White Publicity Photograph for the Movie Nobody's Fool, Copyright 1994. Approx. size 8 x 10 inches. Regular Price - $ 325.00 / Sale Price - $ 250.00.


JAMES STEWART AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH

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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was born May 20, 1908 – died July 2, 1997. James Stewart was an American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve. Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood, Stewart cultivated a versatile career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, Rope and Vertigo. He is the most represented leading actor on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) and AFI's 10 Top 10 lists. He is also the most represented leading actor on the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list presented by Entertainment Weekly. As of 2007, ten of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry. Stewart left his mark on a wide range of film genres, including westerns, suspense thrillers, family films, biographies and screwball comedies. He worked for a number of renowned directors later in his career, most notably Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, George Cukor, and Anthony Mann. He won many of the industry's highest honors and earned Lifetime Achievement awards from every major film organization. He died in 1997, leaving behind a legacy of classic performances, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood." He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Original James Stewart Autograph, signed on a Black & White Publicity Photo for the Movie "An America Tail: Fievel Goes West. James Stewart was the voice for the character Wylie Burp. Approx size 8 x 10 inches. Regular Price - $ 325.00 / Sale Price - $ 250.00.


TOM CRUISE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born July 3, 1962. He is better known by his screen name of Tom Cruise, is an American actor and film producer. Forbes magazine ranked him as the world's most powerful celebrity in 2006. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards. His first leading role was the 1983 film Risky Business, which has been described as "A Generation X classic, and a career-maker" for the actor. After playing the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and financially successful 1986 film Top Gun, Cruise continued in this vein, playing a secret agent in a series of Mission: Impossible action films in the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to these heroic roles, he played other parts such as the misogynistic male guru in Magnolia (1999) and a cool and calculating sociopathic hitman in the Michael Mann crime-thriller film Collateral (2004). In 2005, the Hollywood journalist, Edward Jay Epstein argued that Cruise is one of the few producers (the others being George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer) who are able to guarantee the success of a billion-dollar movie franchise. Since 2005, Cruise and Paula Wagner have been in charge of the United Artists film studio, with Cruise as producer and star and Wagner as the chief executive. Cruise is also known for his controversial support of and adherence to the Church of Scientology. Original Tom Cruise Autograph, signed on a Color Photo from the movie Top Gun. Approx. size 8 x 10 inches. Regular Price - $ 385.00 / Sale Price - $ 295.00.


MEL GIBSON AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO was born January 3, 1956. Mel Gibson is an actor, film director and producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. Gibson's direction of Braveheart made him the sixth actor-turned-filmmaker to receive an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2004, he directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a controversial but successful film that portrayed the last hours of the life of Jesus Christ. The movies he has acted in have grossed more than two billion dollars in the US alone. Original Mel Gibson Autograph, signed on a 8 x 10 inch Color Photograph. Written on photo: All the best Mel Gibson. Original Price - $ 388.00 / Sale Price - $ 295.00.