Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0008031421: FRANK CAMPEAU

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Highly rare vintage 7x9-inch sepia-tone portrait by Evans Studios of Los Angeles, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, circa 1919.  A gentle crack in the upper area, passing through his hair, which looks worse in the scan shown here than in actuality, and a minor chip to the bottom right-hand corner tip; otherwise, in good condition for its age.  Frank Campeau was a busy, familiar-faced character actor throughout the silent era and 1930s, playing a mixed bag of kindhearted and downright nasty shopkeepers, clerks, military men, cops, henchmen, western sheriffs, politicians, Mexican bandits, bankers, and circus men.  Among his many credits are D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916), Arizona (1918), When the Clouds Roll By (1919), Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921), Douglas Fairbanks' The Nut (1921), The Yosemite Trail (1922), The Spider and the Rose (1923), Battling Bunyon (1924), Manhattan Madness (1925), 3 Bad Men (1926), The First Auto (1927), The Heart of the Yukon (1927), In Old Arizona (1928), Abraham Lincoln (1930), Captain Thunder (1930) Fighting Caravans (1930), Lasca of the Rio Grande (1931), Smoky (1933), Hop-Along Cassidy (1935), The Call of the Wild (1935), The Border Patrolman (1936), Marie Antoinette (1938), King of the Sierras (1938), and Murder on the Yukon (1940).