Mal St. Clair (Keystone Kop-Turned-Director; The Canary Murder Case, Laurel and Hardy Films) Photo Autographed to Clara Bow

Mal St. Clair (Keystone Kop-Turned-Director; The Canary Murder Case, Laurel and Hardy Films) Photo Autographed to Clara Bow
Mal St. Clair (Keystone Kop-Turned-Director; The Canary Murder Case, Laurel and Hardy Films) Photo Autographed to Clara Bow

Mal St. Clair (Keystone Kop-Turned-Director; The Canary Murder Case, Laurel and Hardy Films) Photo Autographed to Clara Bow

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Subject:  Mal St. Clair

Size:  Approximately 11x14

Description:  Exceptionally scarce doubleweight portrait inscribed, signed (Mally), and dated (1928) by the famed director (1897-1952) to screen legend Clara Bow.  A former newspaper cartoonist, St. Clair also drew a small cartoon on the upper right corner.  He excelled in the comedy genre, working with Mack Sennett, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy.  Films include Are Parents People? (1925), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928), The Fleet's In (1928; starring Bow) The Cat and the Canary (1929), Side Street (1929), Jitterbugs (1943), The Dancing Masters (1943), and The Big Noise (1944).  He succumbed to illness at the young age of fifty-five.  (Vintage original photograph; true vintage autograph)

Condition:  Very Fine Minus with light handling wear and even age-toning; the first part of the inscription is smudged

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