Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003842: EDWARD ARNOLD

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Scarce vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, adding "Mr. President," a reference to the radio program on which he appeared from 1947 through 1953. In good condition. Burly, commanding character actor Edward Arnold played rogues, authority figures and scarcely-suspected villains in classic films like Rasputin and the Empress (1932), The White Sister (1933), The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933), the horror gem Secret of the Blue Room (1933), Dinner at Eight (1933), Duck Soup (1933), Roman Scandals (1933), Cardinal Richelieu (1935), The Glass Key (1935), Diamond Jim (1935), Crime and Punishment (1935), Come and Get It (1936), Sutter's Gold (1936), The Toast of New York (1937), You Can't Take It with You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Lillian Russell (1940), Johnny Apollo (1940), Meet John Doe (1941), The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), The Devil (1942), and Annie Get Your Gun (1950). He is also remembered by fans of the mystery and crime genres as the titular sleuth in Meet Nero Wolfe (1936), the first film in the popular detective series.