Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001040421: WALTER CONNOLLY

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Rare vintage signature in bold pencil on a 4x6-inch grey autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1935 by inveterate collector Rosanne Deerdorff Ochoa and decorated with a small magazine image.  In good condition, with a patch of toning in the lower left-hand corner made by the previous page in the same book.  Portly, ever-apoplectic character actor Walter Connolly was a veritable scene-stealer in classic films like Lady for a Day (1933), Broadway Bill (1934), It Happened One Night (1934), Twentieth Century (1934), Whom the Gods Destroy (1934), She Couldn't Take It (1935), Nothing Sacred (1937), The Good Earth (1937), and The Great Victor Herbert (1939).  He is also remembered by fans of the mystery genre in the title role in Father Brown, Detective (1934) and as Nero Wolfe in The League of Frightened Men (1937).  He died of a stroke at the age of 53 and his autograph is highly elusive in any format.