Jerry Lewis Signed Vintage Photo – COA JSAGo Back
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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 8×10 photo of Jerry Lewis. Lewis jubilant as always signed the photo in blue ballpoint pen (“10”) with the lovely inscription “To My Priscilla Love Uncle Jerry and dated it 7/1/59”. Interesting to note, Jerry Lewis’s signature is almost always secretarial so this is a rare opportunity to get an authentic one.
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