Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0003860111: RICHARD ARLEN

Nice 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen around 1935. In fine condition, with some gentle edgewear and a few minor handling dings. 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.