Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001323112: HARRY DOLL EARLES

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Ultra-rare vintage 8x10-inch black and white full-length publicity portrait, boldly signed as "Harry Doll" in fountain pen in the 1940s or 1950s. In very good condition. The piece was personally signed for fellow "little person" actor Jerry Maren, with whom he appeared in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Maren, in turn, gave it to its consignor, a noted author on film and television history. Accompanied by an original color snapshot of Maren holding up the photo, to prove its provenance. Harry Earles, who was more widely credited as Harry Doll, starred as Tweedledee, the thieving sidekick of Lon Chaney, Sr., in Tod Browning's silent classic The Unholy Three (1925). In 1930, both Chaney and Earles reprised their roles in Jack Conway's all-talkie remake of the same name. The diminutive actor was also unforgettable as Hans, the double-crossed groom of Olga Baclanova, in Browning's horror masterpiece Freaks (1932).