Item #15346 EUGENE "PINEAPPLE" JACKSON. His Own Story. Eugene "Pineapple" With Gwendolyn Sides St. Julian Jackson.


Jefferson (NC) and London: McFarland, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. This copy is inscribed by the author to cinematographer Pernell Y Tyus on the second front blank: "To / Pernell Y Tyus / Best Wishes / Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson / Our Gang Comedies 1924 / 1-10-2000". Laid into the book is another inscription from the author to Pernell on a postcard size stiff sheet dated 1-12-2000: "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." (signed) "God Bless / Gene." "Pineapple" became a child star in 1924 with the original Our Gang comedy shorts. The beginning really of a long show biz career that included Vaudeville, film, and television. He also took his band, The Jackson Trio on long country tours. 222 pages with index. Illustrated from photographs. A near fine copy in slick illustrated boards. Item #15346
ISBN: 0786405333

Price: $250.00