Classic Entertainment Autographs


Scarce signature as part of a handwritten sending his holiday greetings on a 2.75 x 4.75-inch tan card, dating to the 1940s. In good condition. Note that the image of the actor shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Veteran German stage and screen star Albert Basserman, who was so memorable in European silent gems like Der Letzte Tag (1913), Lucrezia Borgia (1922) and Christoph Columbus (1923), transitioned into character roles in the United States with the advent of talkies. He was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of the kidnapped diplomat Van Meer in Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940), and was elsewhere terrific in Dreyfus (1930), Desperate Journey (1942), The Moon and Sixpence (1942), Since You Went Away (1944), Rhapsody in Blue (1945), The Private Affairs of Bel Ami  (1947), and The Red Shoes (1948).