Quite scarce vintage violet fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch beige album page, acquired in-person in 1941, the year he appeared in Meet John Doe. In fine condition for its age, with light crinkling and surface wear. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included with the signed piece. Silent and early talkie character actor James Gleason played an assortment of hotheaded cops, cranky relatives and neighbors, wisecracking bartenders, and Irish clergymen in classic films like Puttin' on the Ritz (1930), On Your Toes (1939), Meet John Doe (1941), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), My Gal Sal (1942), Tales of Manhattan (1942), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), The Bishop's Wife (1947), The Life of Riley (1949), Suddenly (1954), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Loving You (1957). He was also a screenwriter of some note.