|Alvan "Hap" Hadley|
|Born||Alvan Cordell Hadley
March 16, 1895
August 4, 1976|
Los Angeles, California
|Known for||Painting, drawing, caricatures, posters|
Alvan Cordell "Hap" Hadley (March 16, 1895, Findlay, Illinois – August 4, 1976, Los Angeles, California) was an American artist specializing in pen and ink representations of popular subjects. He created posters for various films, including Buster Keaton's The General (1926) and Charlie Chaplin's The Circus (1928), as well as promotional posters for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and billboards for Roy Rogers. A movie poster of The General was sold by Christie's East on December 5, 1994, for $46,000.
- Grey Smith, ed. (2009). Heritage Auctions Vintage Movie Poster Auction Catalog #7008, Dallas, TX. Heritage Capital Corporation. p. 144. ISBN 9781599673776. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- "August 4". Rockwell Center for american visual studies, Norman Rockwell Museum. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- "The General, United Artists, 1926". Christie's. Retrieved August 3, 2014. Poster sale details confirmed, but no attribution to Hadley on this page.
- "Hap Hadley". playbillvault.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- Hap Hadley on IMDb
- "Hap Hadley Posters" at WorthPoint.com, including a fairly detailed biography
- "Alvan Hadley - Movie Poster Artist" at vintagemovieposters.com.au
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