Autographed Red Skelton Photo
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Up for your consideration is an original signed and inscribed Red Skelton photo probably from 1943 or 1944. The inscription reads: "Best of Luck To Abe Levy - Idood It - Red Skelton". " Idood It" was a 1943 MGM film starring Skelton and Eleanor Powell.
Abe Levy was a Winnipeg-based executive with Regal Films Corporation, the company which distributed MGM Films in Canada in the 1940s and which changed its name to MGM Canada in the 1950s. Red Skelton was under contract to MGM. See photo 3 showing the original Regal Films Corporation Letterhead that came with these great photos (letterhead shown only for Provenance purposes and is not included in the listing!).
There may also be a MGM publicity clipping on the back of the photo, some of the other photos in this collection have them. It can sometimes date the photo exactly, but I did not remove this photo from its original frame so I can't say for sure.
The photo measures approx. 11"x14" and is in its original frame.
For more info about Red go to redskelton.com
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