Classic Entertainment Autographs


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Extremely rare brown fountain pen signature on a 5 x 7.5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person during his stage days, in 1907. In good condition for its age, with some gentle toning and edge wear. Note that the image accompanying the autograph here is not actually included with the item. Silent and early talkie character actor Claude Gillingwater was the quintessential grouchy old man, capable of being cheered only by Shirley Temple in films like Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Just Around the Corner (1938) and Little Miss Broadway (1938).  He was elsewhere delightfully carmudgeonly in Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921), Stark Mad (1929), Before Midnight (1933), Green Eyes (1934), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Mississippi (1935), and The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936).