Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0017382: VICTOR MOORE

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Early vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish sepia-tone publicity portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen: "Victor Moore / Debut Sept. 1895 / Old Boston Theater / 'Babes In The Wood.'" In fine condition, with two mild bends in the background above the writing, and a few additional light creases along the top edge and a the top right corner tip, collectively only minimally detracting from the overall appearance. Vaudeville funnyman and Broadway actor Victor Moore gained popularity as Kid Burns in "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway" (1906) and "The Talk of New York" (1907).  The wistful, but tough character helped established Moore's lovable persona in silent screen comedies, including the Chimmie Fadden series (1915), and classic talkies like Swing Time (1936), the tearjerker Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), Louisiana Purchase (1941), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947), and The Seven-Year Itch (1955).