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Early Gilbert Roland Inscribed & Signed Photograph From Photographer Melbourne Spurr

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Photographs624 of 2752Gilbert Roland & Norma Talmadge Photograph From 1926 Film, "Camille"jery back stage rfk wearing red and with his alligator guitar
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Posted 12 months ago

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Downhome
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I recently obtained this early Gilbert Roland inscribed & signed photograph by photographer Melbourne Spurr and I just wanted to share it with you all.

I especially find it interesting just how early the photograph is, and how young he seems to be and how different he looked. He dated it January 1927 if I remember correctly, so that was right at the very start of his career. I think it is great how he inscribed it in his original Spanish language instead of English as he signed things later in his career. I also like that the photograph was by photographer Melbourne Spurr. After a bit of research I found that Spurr worked at Hartsook Photography, the same studio that produced another photograph that I posted here of a man in blackface dressed as a woman.

I am unsure of what the inscription reads as I do not speak Spanish, and I can't make out some of the words to look it up. If you can help me on that it would be great!

Mystery Solved

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Says : To my friend and school mate
  2. Downhome, 12 months ago
    Thank you very much!
  3. Downhome, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love guys!

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