Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000387: HAL ASHBY

Rare vintage black felt-tip marker signature on an 8x10-inch tan sheet, acquired in-person in the late 1970s or early 1980s, and decorated with a small magazine image. In very good condition and excellent for matting with a favorite photograph. Important, though underrated, film director and editor Hal Ashby snagged an Oscar for In the Heat of the Night in 1967, and was nominated for The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) and Coming Home (1978).  In addition to The Last Detail (1973), Bound for Glory (1976) and Being There (1979), he is fondly remembered for the cult classic Harold and Maude (1971), in which he also had a small cameo as a carnival hippie, wearing his ever-present aviator glasses. He died of cancer at the age of 59 and, having been somewhat private throughout his brief life, his autograph is virtually nonexistent in any format.