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A-4528

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 
Inscribed:
 
To "The Chief" -
W. A. Gabrielson
From:
"Inspector" Chan
Sidney Toler
11/28/38
 
NOTE: "W. A. Gabrielson" (William A. Gabrielson) was Chief of Police for the Honolulu Police Department between 1932 and 1946.  The inscription on this portrait photograph was made out to him probably by a member of the publicity staff at 20th Century-Fox, as neither the "Sidney Toler" signature nor the writing style does match other examples by the actor's hand.  The inscribed date of November 28, 1938 indicates that this was meant as a gesture of publicity for Sidney toler's first film as Charlie Chan, "Charlie Chan in Honolulu," which was probably in its final stages of production at the time.  A stamp on the rear of the photograph reads: "PORTRAIT BY WINIFRED GAIL," who was a prominent photographer in Hollywood at that time.

Winifred Gail for 20th Century-Fox
Portrait Photograph (Numbered in pencil on rear: A-4528)
1938
9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches
 

 
 

A

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox
Publicity Photograph A
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/1

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox 
Publicity Photograph F457/1
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/3

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox 
Publicity Photograph F457/3
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/4

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox 
Keybook Publicity Photograph F457/4
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/5

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox 
Publicity Photograph F457/5
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/8

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox
Publicity Photograph F457/8
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/9

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox 
Keybook Publicity Photograph F457/9
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/11

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox 
Publicity Photograph F457/11
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

F457/12

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox
Publicity Photograph F457/12
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

(Not numbered)

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox
Publicity Photograph
1938
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

(Not numbered)

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

20th Century-Fox
Publicity Photograph (Wire photograph) 
1938
10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (irregularly cut at bottom)
 

 
 

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan at an NBC radio broadcast.
 

Publicity Photograph
c. 1939
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

Handwritten on reverse: "Charlie Chan at - Treasure Island - Golden Gate International Fair S.F."
 

Press Photograph
1939
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

Monogram Pictures
Publicity Photograph with printed signature and inscription
(NOTE: incorrect birth and death dates are hand written on top border)
mid-1940s
6 1/2 x 5 inches
 

 
 

(Not numbered)

Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
 

Monogram Pictures
Publicity Photograph
1947 (dated on reverse)
10 x 8 inches
 

 
 

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