Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0005021111: LIONEL BELMORE

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Exceptionally rare vintage roughly 6x8-inch sepia-tone book portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in-person for a Hollywood-based autograph hound in the 1920s. A few minor creases; otherwise, in good condition for its age. Veteran English stage and screen character actor Lionel Belmore is remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for his portrayal of the blustery Burgomaster in James Whale's masterpiece Frankenstein (1931), and was elsewhere opposite Lon Chaney Sr. in The Blackbird (1927), and in Lionel Barrymore’s The Unholy Night (1929), The Vampire Bat (1933), Son of Frankenstein (1939), Tower of London (1939), and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942).