Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000436: LESLIE BANKS

Excellent vintage fountain pen signature on a 2x4-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1930s. In very good condition for its age and ideal 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).