Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00138121: JAMES FLAVIN

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Highly rare vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, just the second we have ever encountered in this size, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen with his full name-- not only "Jimmy Flavin," as was his custom-- in 1962. In fine condition, with two minor handling creases, essentially invisible when the photo is viewed head-on. Initially groomed as a leading man with his arrival in Hollywood in 1932, James Flavin rapidly proved better-suited for character roles as tough-nosed, fast-talking Irish cops, detectives, military men, circus performers, deckhands, and political stooges.  He is remembered by horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and crime film buffs for The Most Dangerous Game (1932), King Kong (1933), Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936), Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937), Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938), The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939), The Ghost Breakers (1940), I Wake Up Screaming (1941), Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), Saboteur (1942), Larceny, Inc. (1942), Laura (1944), Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra (1945), Murder, He Says (1945), The Spider (1945), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Nightmare Alley (1947), Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), Francis in the Haunted House (1956), and In Cold Blood (1967), as well as on T.V.'s "The Twilight Zone" (1960, 1961) and "The Addams Family" (1965).  The actor's seemingly endless list of credits also includes The All-American (1932), The Affairs of Cellini (1932), Magnificent Obsession (1935), My Man Godfrey (1936), Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), The Shopworn Angel (1938), You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Way of All Flesh (1940), High Sierra (1941), The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Anchors Aweigh (1945), Johnny Angel (1945), Mildred Pierce (1945), The Velvet Touch (1948), The Babe Ruth Story (1948), Wild Is the Wind (1957), and Night Passage (1957).