Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00043312: LESLIE BANKS

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Bold vintage signature in blue fountain pen on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition and excellent for matting with a favorite photograph. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Leslie Banks, esteemed actor, director and producer of the stage and screen, excelled at playing gruff, menacing villains, capitalizing on extensive scarring to his cheek acquired in the First World War. These included the murderous Count Zaroff-- the inspiration for the real-life Zodiac Killer-- in The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and the crazed Dr. Manetta in Chamber of Horrors (1940). He was also memorable as Frederick Robbins in Maurice Elvey's early science-fiction film Transatlantic Tunnel (1935).