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September: Fine Art, Furnishings, & Collectibles

Wed, Sep 28, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 116

Will Rogers Autograph and Letter

Estimate: $400 - $600

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Signed photograph of Will Rogers (American, 1879-1935). Also included is a letter, ca. 1934-35, inscribed from both Rogers and Roland Young (British, 1887-1953):

"Dear young John,
What am I doing in this wonderful Book,?, Well I'll tell you.
All these celebrated actors in this Who's-Who played with your Dad, Back in the days when there was a thing called "Show Business" you've heard your Parents speak of it. oh it was Wonderful. But we were all sold down the River to a Mechanical Contrivance, called the "Talkies".
Well I played with your Father in his first Scene in one of these Gee Gaws.
I remember it for it was just this week, Nov 20th 32. There was your Dad me, and a "Boar Hog" togeather in this Scene, The Hog was the Star, his name was "Blue Boy" "Blue Boy" and I grew to love your father, as retakes drifted on. and "Blue Boy" and your Father used to play Golf together, and your Father grew to love "Blue Boy" as he found he could beat him.
Sot thats why I am in the Book
Will Rogers"

The verso with a drawing of a penguin and inscribed:
"Dear John
This is a penguin
And I beg
That you will notice
How oval Egg
This is a Sign
As the poet Sed
That she is a lady
And - probably - wed
Roland Young"

Sight; (Photo) height: 9 in x width: 7 1/4 in. (Letter) height: 11 in x width: 8 1/4 in. Framed; height: 22 3/4 in x width: 36 1/4 in.


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