Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001476201: JAMES HALL

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Extremely uncommon 10x13-inch black and white portrait by Otto Dyer, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the late 1920s or early 1930s. In good condition. Handsome James Hall was a leading man and singer, on contract with Famous Players Lasky and Paramount in the 1920s. Best known for his work in Four Sons (1928), the Louise Brooks classic The Canary Murder Case (1929) and Howard Hughes' aviation drama Hell's Angels (1930), his career collapsed in the early 1930s due to heavy drinking, and he died quite young of cirrhosis of the liver, aged only 39 years. This is the only authentic autographed portrait of the star we have ever encountered.