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1920s Jack Dempsey Signed Original Alexander Portrait.

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1920s Jack Dempsey Signed Original Alexander Portrait.

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Awesome mid-20s portrait of Dempsey by one of the most gifted and collected photographers of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Kenneth Alexander. This stunning, glamorous piece was no doubt commissioned by the ambitious Dempsey as he sought to expand his horizons beyond the ring, including the film biz. Dempsey’s fighting style and successes, including 25 first-round knockouts, were fueled by pure rage and by this age, his face showed the ravages of his aggressive style. This well known image hides much of that damage with soft focus and even a prosthetic nose(!) as Alexander chooses to focus on the Manassa Mauler’s piercing black eyes. Inscribed to an agent of the era in heavy mint black ink, Dempsey signed along his dark lapel in an area of low contrast which downplays the autograph but in no way counters the importance and beauty of this great piece. Includes the imprint, “Alexander, Hollywood/New York.” Photo and signature are NrMT.

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Photo,Signed  Jack Dempsey

Auction End: 07-Apr-04  Post Views: 882 

Price; $0.00 $100.00



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