Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001541232: BOB HOPE

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Scarce and quite early 1938 black and white Paramount Studios publicity portrait of the beloved comedian and film star, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen. In fine condition for its age, with mild creasing along the left and right borders, lightly touching a few letters of the inscription, and a very mild diagonal bend near the top right-hand corner, intruding about an inch into the background. Very little autographed material from this era in the funnyman's career has surfaced over the decades, and virtually all of the later-in-life pieces one encounters were secretarially signed-- some say by his wife.