Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0014221211: DWIGHT FRYE

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Ultra-scarce inscribed signature in fountain pen on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, shown as it appeared before being lovingly matted in black, red and white, with multiple images, along with two engraved label plates in an ornate frame.  In very good condition and fantastic for display.  It should be emphasized that it is unclear if the signature could be easily removed from the matted ensemble without damage, although the consignor believes it is probable.  Before his tragic death of a heart attack at the age of 44, the unforgettable character actor, who excelled at playing mentally disturbed or utterly eccentric characters, had key roles in a number of horror, sci-fi and fantasy classics.  These included the mad-as-a-hatter Redfield in Tod Browning's Dracula (1931), the hunchbacked Fritz in James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), Herman Gleib in Frank R. Strayer's The Vampire Bat (1933), a reporter in Whale's The Invisible Man (1933), Karl in Whale's Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Dr. Thomas in John H. Auer's The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935), Alex in Auer's Invisible Enemy (1938), Speavy in Ralph Staub's Sky Bandits (1940), a villager in Erle C. Kenton's The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Zolarr in Sam Newfield's Dead Men Walk (1943), and Rudi in Roy William Neil's Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943).