Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00041924: FRANKIE AVALON

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Uncommonly early inscribed fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Janet Bruce in the early 1960s and decorated with a small magazine image.  In good condition.  Prodigious trumpeter and honey-voiced crooner Frankie Avalon entered films at age 21, with memorable roles in John Wayne's The Alamo (1960) and Drums of Africa (1963), but his Hollywood career only really took off when he was paired with former Mousketeer Annette Funicello in the camp fest Beach Party (1963) and its string of shameless sequels.  Avalon popped up in Grease in 1978, as the Teen Angel who convinces beauty school dropout Frenchy to go back to high school, and, in 1987, the one-time teen idol and Annette were reteamed for the goofball comedy Back to the Beach, which both parodied and celebrated their beloved surfing flicks.