Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00039: NILS ASTHER

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Uncommon inscribed black felt-tip pen signature on a 4x6-inch yellow card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector John Virzi in 1973 and decorated with a small Players Directory image, which has become toned with time. Otherwise, in good condition. With the advent of the talkie era, suave Danish silent film star Nils Asther was increasingly relegated to exotic character roles. 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.