Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011731: HAMILTON DEANE

Highly scarce handwritten, signed letter on both sides of a sheet of 6x8-inch white stationery-- the longest example of Deane's handwriting we know to exist anywhere!-- in which he gripes about his various frustrations with the world of theater and advises the recipient about reputable casting agents.  In good condition for its age, with vertical and horizontal mailing folds and very gentle surface creases.  The playwright is remembered for the stage play Dracula, based upon Bram Stocker's novel.  It served as the basis of Tod Browning's 1931 horror classic, starring Bela Lugosi, who had also appeared in the stage production.