Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003842: EDWARD ARNOLD

Scarce and nifty vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish black and white 1930s portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen. In fine condition, with mild creasing in the arm of his jacket at the extreme bottom of the image, virtually invisible when the photograph is viewed head-on. 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.