Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015821352: BUCK JONES

Highly rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature and sentiment on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition, with an inscribed blue fountain pen signature of Lupe Velez on the verso. Buck Jones was one of the great "B" movie cowboys of the silent and early talkie eras, probably best known for the Rough Riders series. In 1942, the seemingly indestructible star was being honored by Monogram Pictures with a dinner at Boston's fabled Coconut Grove when the now infamous fire broke out which burned it to the ground. The conflagration consumed 492 patrons, leaving the actor, who had been trapped inside, severely injured. He died in the hospital two days later at the age of 50 and his autograph is highly elusive in any format.