Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003201522: AL "FUZZY" ST. JOHN

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Extremely rare and quite nifty vintage 5x7-inch black and white fan photo, with an embedded "signature", authentically autographed in blue ballpoint pen later in life on the verso.  In good condition for its age, with some gentle dings and wear, and tape stains at the bottom, well away from the writing.  Just right for matting.  Al "Fuzzy" St. John was one of the all-time greats of the silent comedy era.  First introduced to Mack Sennett and the movie business by his uncle, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, and then branching out to other studios, the remarkably agile young actor played mischievously villainous rivals to Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others for the hands of leading ladies like Mabel Normand.  With the advent of sound, St. John transformed himself into a scruffy, bearded character actor, practically inventing the archetype of the cowboy flick comic sidekick, alongside Fred Scott, Jack Randall, Bob Steele, George Houston, Bob Livingston, Buster Crabbe, Lash LaRue, and John Wayne.