Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00154151: ALLEN "FARINA" HOSKINS

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Extremely uncommon 8x10-inch black and white portrait in his prime, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt-tip marker in the 1970s.  In fine condition, with mild handling dings and light brushing to one letter of the signature.  The prodigiously funny child actor starred in over over 100 silent and early talkie Our Gang comedy shorts from 1922 through 1933, earning a higher wage than any other cast member.  He went on to appear in a handful of full-length features, including The Gorgeous Hussy (1936), Winterset (1936) and After the Thin Man (1936), before abandoning Hollywood at age 16.  He died of cancer at the age of 59, long retired and forgotten by most, and his autograph is virtually non-existent in any format.  This is the first authentically signed photo we've ever encountered.