ALAN LADD autographed b/w portrait
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is a vintage b/w 9.125X 7.125 portait autographed by legendary actor ALAN LADD> The signature is signed in ink and is very clear. This has been in my collection for decades. The photo has a minor tear on the right edge and a very light crease on the upper left corner. Otherwise, a real nice piece. No reserve on this rare autograph. Postage and handling is $5.00 USAAlan Ladd's mother immigrated from England age 19. His accountant father died when he was four. At age five he burned his apartment playing with matches, and his mother moved them to Oklahoma City. He was malnourished, undersized, and nicknamed Tiny. His mother married a house painter who moved them to California a la "Grapes of Wrath" when he was eight. He picked fruit, delivered papers, and swept stores. In high school he discovered track and swimming. By 1931 he was training for the 1932 Olympics, but an injury put an end to those plans. He opened a hamburger stand called Tiny's Patio, and later worked as a grip at Warner Brothers Pictures. He married friend Midge in 1936 but couldn't afford her, so they lived apart. In 1937 they shared a friend's apartment. They had a son, Alan Ladd Jr. , and his destitute alcoholic mother moved in with them, her agonizing suicide from ant poison witnessed a few months later by her son.
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