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Hopalong Cassidy Signed 11×14 Photo with Vintage Toy Cap Gun Display – COA JSAGo Back
Norman Rae Taurog was an American film director and screenwriter. From 1920 to 1968, Taurog directed 180 films. At the age of 32, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for Skippy (1931). He is the second-youngest person ever to win the award after Damien Chazelle, who won for La La Land in 2017. He was later nominated for Best Director for the film Boys Town (1938). He directed some of the best-known actors of the twentieth century, including his nephew Jackie Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Taurog directed six Martin and Lewis films, and nine Elvis Presley films, more than any other director. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Taurog has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1600 Vine Street.
The Academy Award winning director, had a daughter, Priscilla. She collected many items including autographs of famous folks from the sets that her father was part of. From her collection, is this vintage black and white 11×14 of the actor William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy and his horse.
The photo placed in a custom display (22″ x 33″ with 3.5″ depth) and it was autographed in blue pen with the caption, “To My Little Sweetheart, Pricilla – Love Hoppy & Topper. The photo itself shows wear/discoloration throughout from age/storage. At one time, it seems it was folded in half as there is a small seam tear on the border (horse side). Unseen, in the display but present the back has a piece of hand drawn child art affixed.
Also in the display is a 1950’s vintage Hopalong Cassidy Geo Schmidt toy cap gun and holster. It’s marked Geo Schmidt MFG. out of Los Angeles on the interior. The white and black plastic (Hopalong character portion) portion of the handle is uncracked. The holster is included and shows wear/aging.
Authentication: JSA Full Letter
All displays are sold as-is without warranty to the condition of the frame. The display will also incur a surcharge for oversized shipping.