Here is an extremely rare early vintage original autographed page by silent comic and character actor Tyler Brooke, from 1939, on an application to the famous Los Angeles social club The Masquers on behalf of actor Pat Somerset, who signs it twice; his autograph is also extremely rare (the only one I have ever seen). Also signed by actor Jean Hersholt. Tyler Brooke committed suicide in 1943. He abandoned his work with Roach after his arm was injured in a stunt involving a raucous game of billiards, reportedly by Oliver Hardy. Brooke went on to find supporting work in a number of classic films, including Cecil B. DeMille’s Dynamite (1929), Madam Satan (1930), The Divorcee (1930), Morning Glory (1933), In Old Chicago (1937), Alexander Graham Bell (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939)– as a munchkin! And Kitty Foyle (1940). He died of self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 51. After appearing in some British silent films early in his career, he moved to the United States. In 1922 he starred on Broadway in Victor Herbert’s musical Orange Blossoms. Somerset established himself in Hollywood, but was restricted to supporting roles and bit parts in numerous films during the 1920s and 1930s. He was a regular of the John Ford Stock Company, appearing in nine of the director’s films. He was married to the actresses Edith Day and Margaret Bannerman. Second to last image is Tyler Brooke; last is Pat Somerset both pulled from online. See credits for both below. 1943She Has What It Takes. 1942The McGuerins from Brooklyn. Spa Desk Clerk (uncredited). 1942I Married an Angel. 1941More Worlds to Conquer (Short). 1941Two Latins from Manhattan. Husband in Prologue (uncredited). 1940One Night in the Tropics. First Man Polled by Jim (uncredited). 1940Little Old New York. 1939The Wizard of Oz. 1939The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. 1938Alexander’s Ragtime Band. Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited). 1938Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife. 1937You Can’t Have Everything. 1937This Is My Affair. 1936Two in a Crowd. 1936In His Steps (uncredited). 1936To Mary – with Love. 1936Poor Little Rich Girl. 1936Next Time We Love. 1935It’s in the Air. 1935Here Comes the Band. 1935Call of the Wild. Jim, Man on Stage with Show Girls (uncredited). Casa Nova Bandmaster (uncredited). 1935Night Life of the Gods. 1934365 Nights in Hollywood. Tipsy Man at Party (uncredited). 1934Belle of the Nineties. 1933Don’t Bet on Love. 1933Hallelujah I’m a Bum. 1932The Bride’s Bereavement; or, the Snake in the Grass (Short). Master of Ceremonies (uncredited). 1931The Love Bargain (Short). 1930Lilies of the Field. 1929The Maid’s Night Out (Short). The Life of the Party. 1929The Bees’ Buzz (Short). Tyler Smith – Peggy’s Suitor. 1928None But the Brave. 1928His Favorite Wife (Short). 1928A Knight of Daze (Short). Bone for Two (Short). 1928Too Many Cookies (Short). 1928The Kiss Doctor (Short). 1928Hot House Hazel (Short). 1927Four Faces West (Short). 1927A Fool and His Honey (Short). Dazzle aka The Devil. 1926On the Front Page (Short). 1926Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes (Short). 1926Along Came Auntie (Short). 1926Never Too Old (Short). 1926Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short). Onion, a Bridge Engineer. 1926Your Husband’s Past (Short). The Dapper Married Man. 1925Moonlight and Noses (Short). Ashley, the Daughter’s Sweetheart. 1940The Howards of Virginia. 1937The Prisoner of Zenda. Guard at Lodge (uncredited). 1937I Cover the War! 1937The Soldier and the Lady. Grand Duke’s Aide (uncredited). 1936Death in the Air. 1936Lloyd’s of London. Mary’s Majordomo (uncredited). 1936The Crime of Dr. Deeds Goes to Town. 1936Till We Meet Again. 1935Charlie Chan in Shanghai. Lord Ralston’s Guest (uncredited). Officer at Banquet (uncredited). 1935Here’s to Romance. 1935Don’t Bet on Blondes. Kidnapped Wedding Usher (uncredited). King’s Captain of Guards. 1935Let’s Live Tonight. Man in London Club. 1934Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back. 1934Of Human Bondage (scenes deleted). 1934The Mystery of Mr. Tod’s Friend (uncredited). The Second Bobby (uncredited). 1933The Curse of a Broken Heart (Short). True Blue Harold Holden. 1933The Secret of Madame Blanche. Leonard’s Friend at the London Show (uncredited). Helen’s Dancing Partner (uncredited). 1932Guilty or Not Guilty. 1932Merrily We Go to Hell. 1932The Trial of Vivienne Ware. 1932One Hour with You. Young Man with Mrs. Seated Officer at Party (uncredited). O’Connor–Black Watch Officer (uncredited). 1925One of the Bravest. 1918The Key of the World. 1918Adam As a Special Constable (Short). 1918Eve’s Burglar (Short). 1918Eve Adopts a Lonely Soldier (Short). 1918Eve and the Internment Question (Short). 1918Eve and the Nervous Curate (Short). 1918Eve Assists the Censor (Short). 1918Eve Goes to the East Coast (Short). 1918Eve in the Country (Short). 1918Eve Outwits Artful Adam (Short). 1918Eve Resolves to Do War Work (Short). 1918How Eve Helped the War Fund (Short). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Cards & Papers”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Cards & Paper
- Industry: Movies