James Cagney

James Cagney

Reference number:

5897
£225.00

Description:

An original (circa 1960s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by James Cagney..

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; From the extensive 1950-70s autograph collection of Tony B containing many notables of the period mostly obtained in person in the London area. Some autograph book pages are dedicated to him. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

24x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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About James Cagney

James Cagney

JAMES CAGNEY d1986. American actor who won major acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances ; he is best remembered for his screen persona playing "tough guys" in the gangster movies of the 1930-40s. In his first professional acting performance, he danced dressed as a woman in the chorus line of the 1919 revue Every Sailor. He spent several years in vaudeville as a hoofer and comedian until he got his first major acting part in 1925. He secured several other roles receiving good notices, before landing the lead in the 1929 play Penny Arcade. After rave reviews, Warner Bros signed him for an initial $500-a-week / three-week contract to reprise his role ; this soon became a seven-year contract. His seventh film, "The Public Enemy" became one of the most influential gangster movies of the period ; notable for its famous grapefruit scene, the film thrust Cagney into the spotlight, making him one of Warners' and Hollywood's biggest stars. In 1938, he received his first Academy Award for best actor nomination for "Angels With Dirty Faces" before winning in 1942 for his portrayal of George M Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He was then nominated a third time in 1955 for Love Me Or Leave Me. He retired for twenty years in 1961 to spend time on his farm, before returning for a part in "Ragtime" mainly to aid his recovery from a stroke. He suffered with poor health in his later years including glaucoma / diabetes and survived several strokes. He died of a heart attack aged 86 in 1986. In 1999, he was ranked by the AFI the 8th greatest American male screen legend.

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James Cagney

Reference number:

7774
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Description:

A very good original (circa 1960s) autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated in ink by James Cagney. 

Double mounted for fine display with photograph..

Dedication has been matted out.

Certification:

One of an extensive autograph collection obtained by Melody who worked at the famous White Elephant Club on Curzon Street London. The club was a favourite location for many entertainment-world A-listers for over 30 years from its inception during the 1960s. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x12cm Sized Autograph Book Page

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed