Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016422223: ELMO LINCOLN

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Virtually impossible to find vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish sepia-tone portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in 1923. In fine condition, with a faint horizontal scratch running the width of the photo through his bow tie. Silent screen actor Elmo Lincoln was the screen's first Tarzan, starring in the hugely successful Tarzan of the Apes in 1918. He did so over the pained objections of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who found Lincoln too short and beefy for the character that he, Burroughs, had envisioned; but Lincoln was successful enough to appear in two sequels. Retiring from the screen in 1927, Lincoln would return as a bit player a decade later, making uncredited appearances in two additional Tarzan films starring Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker. Signed photographs are extremely rare, this being the second I have seen in 30 years.