Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00033311: PHILIP AHN

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Highly scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s and decorated with a Players' Directory image. In good condition and suitable for matting with a favorite photograph. Great Korean-American character actor Philip Ahn portrayed hundreds of Chinese and Japanese characters in films and television programs of the 1930s through 1970s. While he was typically cast as kindly, soft-spoken servants and neighbors, sympathetic types, he also excelled in villainous "Yellow Peril" roles. Of particular note were his performances in The Good Earth (1937), Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937), Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937), Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938), Dragon Seed (1944), The Purple Heart (1944), Blood on the Sun (1945), Back to Bataan (1945), Charlie Chan in the Chinese Ring (1947), The Cobra Strikes (1948), the horror classic The Creeper (1948), Women in the Night (1948), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), and Shock Corridor (1963).