Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00045122: JOHN BARRYMORE JR.

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Rather scarce vintage inscribed brown fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch portion of a pale grey autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1950s. In good condition, beyond the trimming down from 4x6 inches. The son of John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, handsome John Barrymore, Jr.'s promising career on the stage and screen was cut short by drug abuse and bizarre behavior, which included becoming a recluse and taking up residence in a California forest to live a mystical existence. In the 1960s, he starred in two low-budget Italian horror films, Rome Against Rome (1964) and Death on the Fourposter (1964).