Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001423143: THOMAS GOMEZ

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Scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person following a play performance in the 1940s or 1950s. In good condition, with one minor fleck of soiling, well away from the writing.  Enormous, baleful, raspy-voiced character actor Thomas Gomez played a mixed bag of merciless heavies and rascally sidekicks in films like Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942); Arabian Nights (1942); White Savage (1943); Phantom Lady (1944); horror's The Climax (1944) and Dead Man's Eyes (1944); Ride the Pink Horse (1947), for which he was Oscar-nominated; Key Largo (1948); Force of Evil (1948); Come to the Stable (1949); Trapeze (1956); and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970).  He was also memorable as the courtly devil on the classic "Twilight Zone" episode entitled "Escape Clause" (1959).  Gomez died of a heart attack at the age of 65 and his autograph is rather elusive in any format.