Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0006111211: DAVID BRIAN

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Vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 3x5-inch white card, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Bob Keidanz in the late 1960s or early 1970s. In good condition, with gentle mounting remnants on the verso. Authoritative leading man David Brian was working as dancer in musical comedies when he was discovered by Warner Brothers in 1949. His first role was as the unbilled "host" of the 1949 reissue of Warners' G-Men, but within a few months, he was starring opposite Joan Crawford in Flamingo Road (1949) and Bette Davis in Beyond the Forest (1949). Loaned out to MGM, Brian delivered one of his finest performances, as the civil libertarian lawyer in Intruder in the Dust (1949). Increasingly relegated to character roles in films like Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), A Pocketful of Miracles (1961), How the West Was Won (1962), and horror's Castle of Evil (1966), he settled into T.V. work, which included a classic episode of "Star Trek" in 1968.