A friend of this site, Alex had written to me recently in regards to finding a genuine Eastwood autograph. While I cannot really suggest a 'route' in obtaining such a signature or in fact whom to trust in terms of sellers, I never really rested until I finally got to meet the man in person, and on that occasion Clint kindly signed 2 photos for me, one of which is dedicated to me and the other of which is just a signature. What I can do is reproduce the autograph here, if only in order to show what the genuine article looks like, circa 2004. Clint's autograph has of course changed throughout the years, like most people's do. To illustrate this I will also show a really early example of his signature, which again is a genuine example.
Above: An example of Clint's signature from the 1950's
Below: Clint's Autograph circa 2004, much more liberal and flowing in style.
Below: Here is a close up of the above autograph, for reasons of closer examination, I have left the HTML code of this scan unedited, so by clicking on the image will allow you to see the signature in larger detail in the hope that it will help you in your search.
I must stress though, it's a really thin line, even looking at my 2 autographs, which were signed within minutes of each other, there is still a distinct difference in the signing of his name, which means of course that even genuine signatures on the open market can differ from the above example and as a result, leaves it open to exploit. I guess the only way to obtain an autograph in the safe knowledge that it is in deed genuine, is to have it signed in front of you, it can be a long long wait, but it's absolutely worth it in the end. Never give up...