EUGENE "Pineapple" JACKSON. His Own Story with a Foreword by Zaiid Leflore

Jefferson (North Carolina): McFarland & Company, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. This copy is inscribed on the second blank page by Jackson and dated Jan 10, 2000. Laid into this copy is a 4-inch x 6-inch stiff paper dated Jan 12, 2000 in "Pineapple's" hand; "Pernell / Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! / Here's a little something for your bookshelf / My father turned 83 on Christmas Day / Have a great and fun year / I'm looking forward to working with / you again " God Bless / Gene." Both the book and the note are inscribed to Pernell Tyus, a well-known cinematographer (1942-2019). Jackson became a child star in 1924, playing "Pineapple" of the original Our Gang comedy shorts. His nickname "Pineapple" came to be because of his haircut's similarity to a pineapple! 223 pages with index. Illustrated from photographs. Jackson,1916-2001, had a long show business career that included vaudeville, film and television, as well as cross-country touring with his own band, the Jackson Trio. A near fine copy in slick illustrated boards. Item #15263
ISBN: 0786405333

Price: $300.00