WALTER WOOLF KING

Original vintage 1930s 7.5 x 9.5 glossy black and white head and shoulders Fox Film studio portrait by Otto Dyar, boldly signed and inscribed in later years in black felt tip ink, “To Jon/Best always/Walter /Woolf King.”  Fine condition, with trimmed borders.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in April 1976.  John Verzi collection.  An established Broadway star of the 1920s, Walter Woolf King was invited to Hollywood to partake in the early craze for movie musicals. His screen debut, Golden Dawn (1930), in which he teamed with Grace Moore, was one of the biggest duds ever produced and King was promptly terminated by Warner Bros. Subsequently, he found work in supporting roles, most notably as an egotistical opera singer in A Night at the Opera (1935).

$30