Arnold Stang Autograph Professionally Framed

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Arnold Stang Autograph Professionally Framed

Price: £167.00

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This 8/10” professionally taken, high quality photograph has been signed in person by Arnold Stang.

Your chosen item is double mounted within a soft card window which is expertly bevelled and placed within a very high quality hardwood modern frame.

Your picture is then sealed to the rear with our unique credit card style certificate of authenticity attached to the backing board and comes complete with the appropriate fixings so that your framed image is ready to hang and display.

Actual frame size approx. 17/14”.

Top Cat is a Hanna-Barbera prime time animated television series which ran from November 26, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network. Reruns are played on Cartoon Network's classic animation network Boomerang.

History

Originally broadcast on Wednesdays [8:30-9pm Eastern], Top Cat was co-sponsored by Kellogg's and Bristol-Myers (Bufferin). The central character, Top Cat—called T.C. by close friends, "pro-vid-ing it's with dignity" as the lyrics of the theme song say—is the leader of a gang of Manhattan alley cats: Fancy Pants, Spook, Benny the Ball, Brain, and Choo Choo living in Hoagy's Alley.

Top Cat and his gang were inspired by characters from the popular 1940s B movies, "The East-End Kids". Many suggest it derived from a later 1950s military comedy which whose lead was a crafty con-man You'll Never Get Rich (later called The Phil Silvers Show). Maurice Gosfield, who played Private Duane Doberman on The Phil Silvers Show, also provided the voice for Benny the Ball in Top Cat (Benny's rotund appearance was based on Gosfield too). Even Arnold Stang's voicing of Top Cat strongly resembled Phil Silvers' voice. Other possible sources cited have been "Guys and Dolls" where actor Stubby Kaye played a short, stout street-wise gambler and a vertual Benny the Ball prototype. Lastly, an unlikely contender (as it also came from Hanna Barbera) was the character 'Hokey Wolf, from a segment on The Huckleberry Hound Show, which also had parallels to The Phil Silvers Show.

A frequent plot-line revolved around the local beat policeman, Charles "Charlie" Dibble, NYPD and his ineffective attempts to evict the gang from the alley. The only reason that he wanted to be rid of them was that Top Cat and his gang were constantly attempting to earn a quick dollar—usually through an illegal scam. Dibble's appearance was modeled on Allen Jenkins, who did his voice. Dibble, previously only an implement for making holes for planting seeds, has acquired a second meaning in the vernacular as slang for police officers.

Ilovememorabilia certificate of authenticity

Unique Credit card style COA

Our unique Certificate of Authenticity (COA) has a similar look and feel to a credit card.

Integrated image

Your unique COA will incorporate an exact image of your purchased item.

COA reference number

Your COA incorporates a reference number unique to the item that you have purchased. Should you wish to sell the item in the future, potential buyers can check the details of the item along with the date purchased by entering the number into the authentication page on our website.

UACC & AFTAL

Ilovememorabilia are registred dealers with the 2 largest autograph authentication sites in the world those been the UACC (Universal Autograph Collectors Club) & AFTAL (The Autograph Fair Trade Association). The COA bears our current membership numbers.

We believe that the quality of framing is just as important as the picture itself. Therefore we use only the highest quality frames and framing materials.

Your signed photo is mounted onto Kapa Foam board to ensure they stay flat within the frame. A soft white card window mount is then expertly bevel cut to the size of your print. The window mount’s outside dimensions fit within the appropriate size frame.

The mounted print, window mount and glass are then sandwiched within the frame, sealed from behind with a backing sheet and appropriate fixings attached so that your framed image is ready to hang.

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