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    Babe Ruth and William Bendix Autographs Display. Rushed into release while the baseball legend was on his death bed, The Babe Ruth Story starred William Bendix as the Sultan of Swat opposite Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, and William Frawley. Ruth managed to attend the movie's July 26, 1948 premiere -- less than a month before he died of pneumonia after a long battle with cancer. This 8" x 10" b&w photo is inscribed and signed by Ruth and dated May 7, 1948, and is one of the last photos he autographed. The photo is in Excellent condition, and is matted and framed along with a b&w 3" x 4" headshot signed by Bendix in black ink and a b&w 8" x 10" promo photo for the film, to an overall size of 14" x 24.25". Accompanied by a James Spence Authentication auction LOA. Requires third party shipping.

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    November, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
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