Bob Hope Autograph Professionally Framed

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Bob Hope Autograph Professionally Framed

Price: £191.00

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

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”.

The inscription signed on the photograph quotes

“ To Phyllis, Michael + Brian my best Bob Hope”

Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, KSS, born Leslie Townes Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio. He was noted for his numerous United Service Organizations (USO) shows entertaining American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991. Throughout his long career, he was honored for this work. In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."

Over a career spanning 60 years (1934 to 1994), Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of fourteen books. He participated in the sports of golf and boxing, and owned a small stake in his hometown baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. He was married to performer Dolores Hope (née DeFina) for 69 years.

Hope was born in Eltham, London, UK, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer from Barry who later worked as a cleaning woman. She married William Hope in April 1891 and the couple lived at 12 Greenwood Street in the town, then moved to Whitehall and St George in Bristol. In 1908 the family emigrated to the United States aboard the SS Philadelphia, and passed inspection at Ellis Island on March 30, 1908, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio.

From the age of 12, Hope earned pocket money by busking (frequently on the streetcar to Luna Park), singing, dancing, and performing comedy patter. He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests (as Lester Hope), and won a prize in 1915 for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. For a time Hope attended the Boys Industrial School in Lancaster, Ohio. As an adult, Hope donated sizable sums of money to the institution. 

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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