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William Hartnell

WILLIAM HARTNELL d1975. English actor who appeared in over seventy British films but who will be forever remembered as the first actor to play Doctor Who in the cult BBC TV series between 1963-1966. Doctor Who earned Hartnell a regular salary of £315 per episode by 1966 (equivalent to £4,050 a week in modern terms). Throughout his tenure as the Doctor, he wore a wig when playing the part as his character had long hair ; whereas in private life he himself favoured the traditional short-back-and-sides. Very few photographs exist of him dressed as the Doctor without the wig. Hartnell's deteriorating health (he suffered from arteriosclerosis) began to affect his ability to say his lines and additional poor relations with the production team on the series (after the departure of Verity Lambert) ultimately led him to leave his role in 1966. He died of heart failure aged 67 in 1975.

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William Hartnell

Reference number:

10729
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An original vintage circa 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by William Hartnell

 

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AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x10cm Sized Autograph Book page

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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Good. View Images

William Hartnell

Reference number:

10565
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An original 1951 mailing envelope, clearly signed on the reverse in pencil by William Hartnell (To Janet Always my best wishes from)

ALSO signed by actress Diane Hart d2002 (To Janet very best wishes)

 

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William Hartnell and Diane Hart appeared together in the 1952 film The Pickwick Papers. Hartnell playing an Irate Cabman and Hart (Emily Wardle). With the envelope being post-dated October 1951 the film is likely to be the link of why it is signed by them both. Chaucer. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x7cm Sized Envelope

20x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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Average. View Images

William Hartnell

Reference number:

9180
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A desirable original 1949 vintage autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by William Hartnell (To Pauline all the best from 1949).

 

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From the wonderful vintage autograph book (containing many notable actors of the 1940-50s) of P Sears whose father worked at Shepperton Film Studios during this period. Many of the autographs are dedicated to her (Pauline). There is a short note further detailing the history included from a family member. William Hartnell made two films in 1949 ; Now Barabbas and The Lost People. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

14x11cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Fair. View Image. There is some age rusting on the page and slight ink bleeding likely caused by dampness over past years..

William Hartnell

Reference number:

6255
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A rare lined exercise book page laid down onto an autograph book page, clearly signed and dated in pencil William Hartnell 1958.

 

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From the outstanding & huge autograph collection of Jean Williams of Chelsea, all obtained in and around the London Theatres / London Hotels (The Dorchester) and the BBC Riverside Studios from the late 1950s into the mid 1970s. Including (amongst others) such notables as ; John Lennon / Marlon Brando / Steve McQueen / Sharon Tate / Lee Van Cleef / Ringo Starr and Natalie Wood. Most of the signatures in the collection are dedicated to her by the celebrity and then annotated and dated in her hand.  This William Hartnell autograph is dated 7th February 1958 Chelsea Palace. At this time he was appearing in The Army Game. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.  

William Hartnell

Reference number:

6895
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An original (circa 1950s) Louis Tussauds Central Beach Blackpool Exhibition Catalogue, clearly signed in ballpoint by William Hartnell (adding Yours Sincerely).

 

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AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

William Hartnell

Reference number:

7560
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An outstanding original 1968 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by William Hartnell (adding Ex Who Dr 1968).

 

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From the autograph book of Paul C who obtained the autograph aged 8 years old at a garden fete at St Christophers (Dr Barnardos Home) Tunbridge Wells in 1968. There is a typed letter from him included more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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William Hartnell

Reference number:

6134
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A rare (circa 1960s) autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated in ink by William Hartnell.

 

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Dedication to Peter. One of a large collection all obtained by Peter who worked in studio lighting at the BBC during the 1960-70s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

William Hartnell

Reference number:

6591
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A (circa late 1950s) glossy promotional photograph, clearly signed in ink by William Hartnell (adding yours sincerely).

 

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AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

William Hartnell

Reference number:

7755
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A very good original vintage (circa 1950s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by William Hartnell.

 

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

 

Condition:

Good. View Image.

William Hartnell

Reference number:

6356
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A page taken from a (circa 1950s) original theatre programme, clearly signed in ballpoint beside his image ; "Yours William Hartnell".

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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