Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00154151: ALLEN "FARINA" HOSKINS

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Extremely rare vintage 3.5 x 5.5-inch satin-finish black and white portrait in childhood, signed in blue fountain pen in the bottom border. In fine condition, with a single pin hole in the top and bottom borders, and two small stains in the right border. Prodigiously funny Black child actor Allen "Farina" Hoskins 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 second authentically signed photo we've ever encountered.