Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00112122122: FRANK CRAVEN

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Scarce vintage inscribed green fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch pale grey autograph autograph album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Howard Davis in the 1940s.  In good condition.  Veteran character player, director, playwright, and producer Frank Craven achieved theatrical immortality as the Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production of "Our Town", which he would recreate in the film adaptation of 1940.  In Hollywood, he famously penned the Laurel and Hardy comedy Sons of the Desert (1933) and, as an actor, played wry small-town wisecrackers and various men of authority in nearly 40 classic films, including State Fair (1933), Barbary Coast (1935), In This Our Life (1942), the horror favorite Son of Dracula (1943), and Destiny (1944).