Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00052322: KARLHEINZ BOHM

Scarce vintage 3.5 x 5.5-inch glossy black and white deckle-edge German postcard portrait, boldly signed in blue fountain pen in the late 1950s or early 1960s. In very fine condition. Handsome Austrian leading man Karlheinz Bohm, who was known for playing princely heartthrobs, changed gears with Michael Powell's 1960 cult classic Peeping Tom, in which he played a serial killer who films the agonies of his female victims.  While the film is now considered to be a masterpiece of the horror genre, it was, in its day, widely condemned for its "pornographic depiction of murder" and it effectively ended Bohm's career.  He went on to work as a humanitarian through the time of his recent death at the age of 86.  "If you think how many lives you could save," he was once quoted as saying of his work in Ethiopia, which made him an honorary citizen in 1991, "a single one is more important than the greatest success you could ever have on a stage."  Amen!