Rare vintage black fountain pen signature on a 2x5-inch tan card, tipped to a slightly larger sheet, dating to his stage days in 1909. The earliest example we have ever encountered. In good condition for its age and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. Note that the image accompanying the scan of the autograph here is not included with the signed item. Veteran Broadway character actor Arthur Byron came to Hollywood at the dawn of the talkie era, typically cast as high-ranking politicos and business executives, sometimes concealing dark and self-serving intentions. Best remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for his starring role as Sir Joseph Whemple in Karl Freund's The Mummy (1932), he was also noteworthy in 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932), The President Vanishes (1934), Stand Up and Cheer (1934), and Prisoner of Shark Island (1936).