Tom Neal Signed Album Page Boxing – COA JSAGo Back
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THOMAS NEAL (1914-1972) was a successful amateur boxer (44-3, with 41 knockouts) with a law degree from Harvard. He made his first film in 1938, and had a prominent role assisting Frances Gifford in the 15-part Republic Pictures serial Jungle Girl (1941). His most memorable role, however, was opposite Ann Savage in the film noir Detour (1945). In 1951, Neal seriously injured actor Franchot Tone in a fight over girlfriend Barbara Payton, who married Tone but left him after seven weeks to return to Neal. Neal’s acting opportunities dried up after these fisticuffs, and he supported himself as a gardener and landscaper. In 1961 he shot his third wife, Gale Bennett, in the back of the head. Prosecutors sought the death penalty, but Neal got off with involuntary manslaughter, serving 6 years until shortly before his death.
The signature on this vintage album page is in black steel-tip fountain pen and grades a 9/10. Personalized and inscribed “To Roy, Best, Tom Neal. There is also another celebrity signature on the back (unknown). Also comes with a JSA Full Letter for top notch authenticity.
This item originates from the Roy Moseley collection. Moseley was one of the leaders in show business journalism in England. He wrote many books that appeared on the New York Time’s Best Seller List. Being an author in high regard had its perks, as he was closely connected to royalty and celebrities. Hence his notable work, “My Stars and Other Friends” provides a glimpse into the lifestyle us everyday people dream about. During his career, Moseley brilliantly gathered in person some of the finest autographs in the world. Some were personalized to him as a testament to their respect and kinship. Every celebrity has a story as well as every autograph Moseley obtained. Here now is one of those legacy pieces for your collection.
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