Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00039: NILS ASTHER

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Uncommon signature in heavy black fountain pen on a 3.25 x 5-inch slip of paper, affixed to a 4x6-inch pale green autograph album page.  In good condition and nice for matting.  The suave Danish star of the silent screen was increasingly relegated to exotic character roles with the advent of the talkie era.  His handful of forays into the sci-fi and horror genres include roles as a Martian citizen in Himmelskibet (1918), Agor Singh in the Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill classic Night Monster (1942), Inspector Jacques Lefevre in Bluebeard (1944) with John Carradine, and Professor Paul Evans in the Charlie Chan thriller The Feathered Serpent (1948).  He was also memorably cast alongside Lon Chaney, Sr. in the 1928 silent drama Laugh, Clown, Laugh.