Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00058: SIDNEY BRACY

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Highly rare vintage pencil signature on a 4x5-inch pink album page, acquired in-person in 1932. In good condition for its age, with some light surface crinkles. Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the autograph here is not actually included. Alternatively credited as Sidney Bracy and Sidney Bracey, the craggy-faced character actor appeared in nearly 350 silent and early talkie films, playing clerks, butlers, aristocrats, military men, waiters, physicians, valets, and assorted relatives. He was a major contributor to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and crime film genres and a frequent collaborator with Tod Browning, popping up in The Invisible Ray (1920); The Haunted House (1928); The Black Bird (1926), While the City Sleeps (1928) and The Unholy Three (1930) with Lon Chaney; Outside the Law (1930); The Phantom of Paris (1931); The Monster Walks (1932); Freaks (1932); The Monkey's Paw (1933); The Little Giant (1933); The Vanishing Shadow (1934); The Ninth Guest (1934); The Black Room (1935); The Casino Murder Case (1935); Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936); The Prince and the Pauper (1937); Angels with Dirty Faces (1938); The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938); Devil's Island (1939); The Body Disappears (1941); Charlie Chan in The Case of the Black Parrot (1941); Shadows on the Stairs (1941); and Larceny, Inc. (1942).  He also appeared in over 125 and early talkie comedy shorts and features, memorable in Buster Keaton's The Cameraman (1928) and Harold Lloyd's The Cat's-Paw (1934), and nearly 200 dramas, notably King Vidor's Show People (1928) and The Crowd (1928); Little Orphan Annie (1932); Les Miserables (1935); Magnificent Obsession (1935); Anna Karenina (1935); A Star Is Born (1937); The Little Princess (1939); and Meet John Doe (1941).