Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003403: WALLY ALBRIGHT

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Absolutely irreplaceable vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in his circa-age seven or eight handwriting. This is one of only two or three autographed portraits of the star ever known to have surfaced on the market. In good condition, with a few negligible surface crinkles and a gentle crease to the lower right-hand corner tip. Adorable Wally Albright played Wally in the Our Gang comedy shorts of the 1930s-- part of the troupe also including Scotty Beckett and Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas which replaced Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins, Dorothy DeBorba and others who left the troupe in 1933. After Albright gained considerable popularity, he abruptly abandoned acting "to pursue childhood life", much to the chagrin of Hal Roach. However, he did pop up in a small roll in John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath in 1940.