Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0012415: ANTHONY DEXTER

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Scarce vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch tan card, acquired in-person by inveterate collectors Rose and Irene Geller in the late 1940s and decorated with a small Players Directory image.  A stain to the lower left-hand area, which manages to spare the writing itself; otherwise, in good condition for its age.  Handsome Anthony Dexter entered films in 1951 when, due to his remarkable resemblance to Rudolph Valentino, he was hand-selected to portray the star in a much-hyped biopic.  He went on to play a long string of historical personages-- good and notorious-- in Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953), Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954), The Parson and the Outlaw (1957), and The Story of Mankind (1957) before settling into character work in the 1960s.  He is remembered by sci-fi and fantasy fans for his roles in 12 to the Moon (1960) and The Phantom Planet (1961), and was memorable as Juarez in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967).