Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000386012221: GEORGE ARLISS

Choice vintage matte-finish 8x10-inch portrait, hand-tinted to sepia-tone from black and white, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the early 1920s and given to a Dr. Temple, who apparently created a poster bearing the star's image. In fine condition, with very mild handling bends to the top left corner, not impacting the writing, and mounting remnants on the verso. English-born actor, author, playwright, and filmmaker George Arliss was the first Brit to win an Academy Award, for 1929's Disraeli, and was nominated for a second Oscar the following year, for The Green Goddess. He was elsewhere memorable in Alexander Hamilton (1931), The Man Who Played God (1932), The Iron Duke (1934), The House of Rothschild (1934), Cardinal Richelieu (1935), and East Meets West (1936).