Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom

Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom

Reference number:

5286
£185.00

Description:

A superb clearly signed vintage autograph book page in ballpoint ; "To my friend Phyll from Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom".

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; One of a superb collection of autographs all obtained by Phyllis Baker who worked for Warner Bros as an usherette at The Odeon Leicester Square London between 1938 and 1958. Includes a short typed email detailing the history from her family and a copy of a photograph of her actually working in the cinema. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

16x14in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom

SLAPSIE MAXIE ROSENBLOOM autograph d1976. American boxer actor and TV personality whose career record was 298 fights with 42 losses. He was nicknamed "Slapsie Maxie" by a journalist due to his open gloved style of boxing. In 1930, he won the New York light heavyweight title. In 1932, he won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World and then held and defended it until November 1934, when he lost it to Bob Olin. As a professional boxer, he relied on hitting and moving to score points. He was very difficult to hit cleanly with a power punch and his fights often went the full number of required rounds. In his boxing matches he suffered thousands of head punches, which eventually led to the deterioration of his motor functions. In 1937, he accepted a role in a Hollywood film and became a character actor, portraying comical "big guys," in movies that included Each Dawn I Die. After retiring from boxing in 1939 , he became a nightclub operator but continued acting on radio television and in a number of films ; usually playing comedy roles as a big, clumsy, punch-drunk—but lovable—lout.

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