Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0032015223: AL "FUZZY" ST. JOHN

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Exceptionally rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a roughly 4x5-inch light grey autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1932 and decorated with a small magazine image. Some creasing to the right of the writing; otherwise, in fine condition for its age. 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.