Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00042003: FELIX AYLMER

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Scarce vintage blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch off-white card, acquired in-person by indefatigable autograph hound John Virzi in the 1960s and decorated with a small Players Directory image. The first letter of his name shows a hint of lighter ink adhesion; otherwise, in good condition. Marvelous Felix Aylmer enjoyed one of the longest and most prestigious careers in the 20th-century British theater, mastering Shakespeare and Shaw. As he aged and stage roles grew harder to come by, he found new work as a character actor in films like The Citadel (1938), Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), Quo Vadis (1951), and Separate Tables (1958). Knighted in 1965, one of his final appearances was as the judge The Chalk Garden (1964), a role he had created in the theater production eight years earlier.