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William Haines (Actor, 1911-1973) Signed Publicity Photo circa 1920s

Circa 1920s sepia-tone publicity card, signed "Yours Sincerely William Haines" in center below face. 4-3/4 inches wide by 7-1/2 inches.

Charles William "Billy" Haines (January 2, 1900 – December 26, 1973), known professionally as William Haines, was an American film actor and interior designer.

Haines was discovered by a talent scout and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1922. His career gained momentum when he was loaned out to Columbia Pictures where he received favorable reviews for his role in The Midnight Express. Haines returned to MGM and was cast in the 1926 film Brown of Harvard. The role solidified his screen persona as a wisecracking, arrogant leading man. By the end of the 1920s, Haines' had appeared in a string of successful films and was a popular box office draw.

His career was cut short by the 1930s due to his refusal to deny his homosexuality. Haines quit acting in 1935 and started a successful interior design business with his life partner Jimmie Shields, and was supported by friends in Hollywood. Haines died of lung cancer in December 1973 at the age of 73.


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JESSICA DRAGONETTE (1900 - 1980, Singer) Signed 8x10 Glossy Publicity Photo circa 1930s

Jessica Dragonette began singing on radio in 1926, and during her 22-year radio career she helped to popularize operettas and semi-classical music. An admiring press dubbed her the "Princess of Song", a nickname she later would use to publicize concert events. She was the star of the Philco Hour on NBC from 1927-30 . She became the star of the Cities Service Concerts program, which she joined in 1930. By 1935, a listeners' poll voted her radio's most popular female vocalist. In 1939, she provided the singing voice of "Princess Glory" in the full color animated motion picture Gulliver's Travels.

Signed 8x10 Glossy Publicity Photo circa 1930s. Signed in white marker: 'For Mrs. Arnold Thomas / Thank you for your / ever constant appreciation. / I should be happy to sing your favorite songs with those of your friends --- / Gratefully yours, / Jessica Dragonette.'

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DUKE SNIDER (1926 - 2011, Baseball Player) Signed Baseball circa 1960s

Nicknamed "The Silver Fox" and "The Duke of Flatbush", Duke Snider was a Major League Baseball center fielder who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947–62), New York Mets (1963), and San Francisco Giants (1964). Snider was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.

Signed Baseball circa 1960s. Signed in black ballpoint on the sweet spot.

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JEROME WALTON Limited Edition Signed Baseball (Score Board, 1989) ROY

Limited to 2500 National League balls, signed by Jerome Walton on the date he was named National League Rookie of the Year, November 8, 1989. Ball is housed inside a clear plastic holder, which is mounted to a Mahogany base, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Score Board, Inc. describing the ball and its historical significance and guaranteeing the authenticity of the signature.

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PAULA RAYMOND (American model, actress, 1924 - 2003) Signed 8x10 publicity photo circa 1950s

Paula Ramona Wright was born in 1924, in San Francisco, California. Her first acting role was playing Bettina Bowman in Keep Smiling (1938), credited as Paula Rae Wright. In 1950, she was put under contract by MGM, where she played opposite such leading men as Cary Grant and Dick Powell. Earlier in her career, Raymond acted in film noir thrillers such as City That Never Sleeps (with Gig Young and Marie Windsor), but later in her career she developed a horror film reputation. In 1952, she played the heroine in The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. In the late 1950s and 1960s, Raymond appeared in many television shows and low-budget horror movies including Perry Mason (five episodes), Maverick, Hawaiian Eye (five episodes), M Squad (three episodes), 77 Sunset Strip (four episodes), and Blood of Dracula's Castle with Alexander D'Arcy and John Carradine. She turned down the role of prostitute/saloon keeper Kitty Russell in the long-running western classic series Gunsmoke, and the role went instead to Amanda Blake. In 1954, she starred as Queen Berengaria in the film King Richard and the Crusaders.

Signed 8x10 publicity photo circa 1950s. Signed in blue felt tip pen: 'to Frankie / With my sincere best / wishes, Always, / Paula Raymond'

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Peggy King (Singer-Actress, 1930-) Signed 8x10 Glossy Photo circa 1950s

8 inches wide by 10 inches, black and white glossy photo, signed in black ballpoint pen, "Welcome to the club Frank, Fondly, Peggy King." Circa 1950s.

Peggy King (born 16 February 1930, Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a jazz and pop vocalist and former TV personality. She got her start with the bands of Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan and Ray Anthony and was featured on an early TV series with Mel Torme.

King is best remembered as "pretty perky Peggy King" on The George Gobel Show, on which she appeared for three seasons from 1954-57. She was also a frequent TV guest-star, including Bob Hope's 1956 Chevy Show (filmed during his USO show in Alaska), American Bandstand, Maverick, Dragnet (series), The Steve Allen Show, The Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle, What's My Line?, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Perry Como Show, The Garry Moore Show, and The Jack Benny Show.

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GYPSY TINA (? - ?, singer, musician) Signed 8x10 Publicity Photo circa 1920s

Signed 8x10 Publicity Photo circa 1920s. Signed in blue fountain pen. 'To my friend / Mrs. Thomas / My Sincerest Good Wishes / Gypsy Tina'

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BATMAN, ROBIN AND CATGIRL (1966-1968, TV Show) Signed Color Photo circa 1980s

Signed Color Photo circa 1980s. Signed in Blue and Black Sharpie: Signed at a movie memorabilia show in 1980s, this color photograph has bold signatures of Adam West, Burth Ward, and Yvonne Craig.

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ROBERT MITCHUM (1917-1997, Actor) Authentic Signed Publicity Photo circa 1940s

Mitchum is rated #23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema.

Signed Publicity Photo circa 1940s. Signed in blue ballpoint pen: To Kathleen / Thank yo / Bob Mitchum. 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall.

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LORETTA YOUNG (1913 - 2000, Actress) Signed Glamour Photo circa 1930s

Gretchen Young was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1949. Young moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series, The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards, and reran successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. In the 1980s Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe in Christmas Eve in 1986. Young, a devout Roman Catholic, worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career.

Signed Glamour Photo circa 1930s. 10-7/8 x 14 inches. Signed in Black Fountain Pen: 'Sincerely Loretta Young'. The ink has slightly faded to a brownish black from age. The photograph is by ELMER FRYER and has his ELMER signature at bottom left, albeit this signature is printed on the photograph not actually hand-signed. The piece is attached to a scrapbook page. On the reverse of the photograph page are numerous sepia photograph clippings.
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