Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0004222012: KING BAGGOT

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Ultra-rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person by an autograph hound named Ethel in the 1930s. In good condition, with some ink stains and brushing in spots. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Handsome, larger-than-life King Baggot-- once so famous that he was dubbed "The Man Whose Face Is as Familiar as the Man in the Moon"-- wrote 18 screenplays and directed 45 films from 1912 through 1928, most notably The Lie (1912), Raffles (1925), William S. Hart's famous western Tumbleweeds (1925), and The House of Scandal (1928). As an actor, his nearly 300 roles included The Scarlet Letter (1913), Ivanhoe (1913) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913), in the starring role. The latter gave him the distinction of being the first "horror actor." He died of a stroke at 68.