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    D.W. Griffith Autograph. A 3" x 5" autograph album page signed "Salt Lake City, D.W. Griffith," with a difficult-to-decipher line under his signature followed by "Birth of a Nation" and "May 13, 1943" in black fountain pen. Released in 1915, Birth of a Nation introduced many of the basic cinematic techniques still used in filmmaking; this is a rare mention of the historically significant and highly controversial movie in Griffith's own handwriting. The page is in Very Fine condition, with collector's typed notations along the bottom, punch holes to the left edge, and unobtrusive mounting remnants to two edges. Griffith, known as "The Shakespeare of the Screen" and "The Man Who Invented Hollywood," was sadly forgotten by the film colony and hadn't directed a film in 12 years at the time he signed this autograph. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2007
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