Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003842: EDWARD ARNOLD

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Rather uncommon vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch pale green album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s or 1940s and decorated with a Players' Directory image.  In good condition, with a few flecks of red ink nowhere near the writing, probably from an autograph obtained on the preceding page in the same book, and suitable for matting.  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.