Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0013001121: LESTER DORR

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Extremely rare pencil signature at the bottom of a 1945 salary agreement for his work in The Kid from Brooklyn.  In good condition, overall, with some light crinkling, and wear and tear to the edges, well away from the writing.  Lester Dorr was one of the busiest-- and most unappreciated-- character actors in Hollywood history, with small roles as sailors, newspaper men, hotel clerks, secretaries, villagers, bartenders, elevator operators, chauffeurs, train passengers, photographers, milkmen, prisoners, gangsters, and shopkeepers in nearly 500 classic films.  Highlights of his impressive resume include Riders of the Purple Sage (1931), The Little Giant (1933), The Man with Two Faces (1934), The Mighty Barnum (1934), Reefer Madness (1936), Dick Tracy (1937), Captains Courageous (1937), Stella Dallas (1937), Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937), Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938), You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Spider's Web (1938), Flying G-Men (1939), Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939), Mandrake, the Magician (1939), Captain Fury (1939), Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Shadow (1940), horror's The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), For Me and My Girl (1942), Hitler's Madman (1943), Hangmen Also Die! (1943), Batman (1943), Strange Confession (1944), Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask (1945), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Big Clock (1948), Joan of Arc (1948), The Fountainhead (1949), The Heiress (1949), On the Town (1949), Samson and Delilah (1949), Quicksand (1950), sci-fi's Flying Disc Man from Mars (1951), Valentino (1951), Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), East of Eden (1955), Inherit the Wind (1960), and Hello, Dolly! (1969).