Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016101132: HARRY LANGDON

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Extremely rare and quite special vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature of the tragic silent comedy star on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, adding an original sketch. The latter showing a house and the notation, "$500,000 / The home where I was born??? / 1931," has an interesting history: In that year, Langdon and his wife found themselves in desperate financial straits, and facing eviction from his childhood home. When Langdon took some fixtures and other items from the house, he was sued for petty theft. Langdon counter-sued for $500,000, claiming "false arrest and malicious prosecution." The story is recounted in the book Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon by Michael J. Hayde and Churck Harter.