Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000386011: RICHARD ARLEN

Rugged-looking vintage 8x10-inch black and white 1943 Paramount Pictures publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen. In fine condition, with scattered mild handling bends in he borders and background, not significantly detracting from the overall appearance. Silent screen heartthrob Richard Arlen earned a measure of screen immortality by costarring with Buddy Rogers and Clara Bow in the first-ever Oscar-winning picture, Wings (1927). He retained his popularity throughout the 1930s and 1940s, memorable in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy flicks Island of Lost Souls (1932), The Lady and the Monster (1944) and The Phantom Speaks (1945), but when roles became harder to come by in the following decade, he almost entirely abandoned acting, wisely investing in numerous business ventures.