Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    He Did and He Didn't (Triangle, 1916). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Certainly a bold step in Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's career, this silent short's dramatic story almost outweighs its comedic hijinks. Considered among the first dramedies captured on screen, the plot of He Did and He Didn't has Arbuckle mainly playing a straight man as a jealous doctor suspicious at the arrival of his wife's old flame. Arbuckle's real life nephew, Al St. John, carries most of the comedic weight as a jumpy would-be burglar, while Mabel Normand plays the part of the doctor's flirtatious wife. Arbuckle seethes throughout the film, eventually finds the visitor and his wife in a compromising position, then pushes him out of a window and proceeds to strangle his wife. Just when it seems that the normally lovable Arbuckle has portrayed himself as a murderer, both the visitor and the doctor wake up from the shared dream, blaming the grim fantasy on the lobster they ate for dinner. This short really shows a greater depth to Fatty's range than his normal routine, and makes one wonder what path the actor's career may have taken if it had not been cut short so soon. A very rare piece, this is the first opportunity Heritage has ever had to present paper from this interesting short. Featuring a beautiful stone litho image of Arbuckle and Normand, touchup has been applied to the folds, misfolds, pinholes, and small chips and tears in the borders. There was an upper crossfold chip, a tear into the upper background, and the borders have been airbrushed. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 647

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 21 - 22 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161942 spotlights


    Christmas in Connecticut (Warner Brothers, 1945). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    Ziegfeld Girl (MGM, 1941). Rolled, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (American International, 1957). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Popeye in Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (Paramount, 1939). Very Fine- on Chartex. Swedish One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). Folded, Very Fine. Belgian (14.5" X 25")
    BID NOW


    Twelve O'Clock High (20th Century Fox, 1949). Folded, Fine+. Six Sheet
    BID NOW


    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Crak! by Roy Lichtenstein (1964). Very Fine- on Linen. Signed and Numbered Print
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,976,816
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $53,295.60