Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0032732751: RED SKELTON

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Bold vintage black felt-tip pen signature on a 4x6-inch light green card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector John Virzi in 1973 and decorated with a small magazine image. In good condition. Longtime vaudevillian Richard "Red" Skelton entered films in the late 1930s, unforgettably goofy and, at turns, effectively dramatic, in films like Having a Wonderful Time (1938), Whistling in the Dark (1941), Lady Be Good (1941), Ship Ahoy (1942), Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), I Dood It (1943), The Show-Off (1946), Three Little Words (1950), and The Clown (1953). He is probably best known as the host of T.V.'s "The Red Skelton Hour" (1951-1971) and for the celebrated paintings he cranked out after retiring from the screen.