Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000856: WILLIAM CASTLE

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Highly rare vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt-tip pen in the early 1970s. In good condition. William Castle, that great, eccentric director of low-budget horror films, is remembered for horror, sci-fi and fantasy flicks like House on Haunted Hill (1958) and Rosemary's Baby (1968). Like a latter-day P.T Barnum, upon whom he modeled himself, he lured moviegoers by appearing in trailers and psyching up viewers to be frightened out of their wits. Many of his films were advertised by way of outrageous gimmicks, such as an insurance policy against death by fright for Macabre (1957) and literally shocking people using wired seats during The Tingler (1959).