JAMES BARTON - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - DOCUMENT 343006
The stage and film performer signs name and "best wishes" in black ink
Autograph sentiment signed: "My best/ wishes/ James Barton" in black ink. 5x3 index card. The entertainment career of James Barton (1890-1962) extended from minstrel shows in his youth to TV series of the early 1960s. Debuting on Broadway in The Passing Show of 1919, he appeared in such post-World War II stage successes as Tobacco Road, The Iceman Cometh and Paint Your Wagon. His first film was a silent one, Why Women Remarry (1923). His last was The Misfits (1961). A frequent cast member on TV playhouses in the 1950s, he appeared on three episodes of Naked City (1959-1961). Barton, who could sing and dance as well as act, usually played supporting roles, but Bing Crosby named him one of his 10 favorite performers. Toned and soiled. Stained throughout. Light surface creases. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.