Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001462122: HARRY GRIBBON

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Highly rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition and just the second example we have ever encountered. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Nicknamed "Rubber-faced Harry" and "Silk Hat Harry," great character actor Harry Gribbon began his film career playing top-hatted, moustachioed villains in Keystone comedies of the silent era. He was quite active during the early talkie era, memorable in supporting roles in films like The Mysterious Island (1929), The Gorilla (1930), The Kid from Spain (1932), You Said a Mouthful (1932), and Baby Face (1933). He is, however, probably best remembered for his numerous character roles in Three Stooges flicks of the 1930s. He was hilarious as Professor Glutz in Mushrooms (1934), a hobo in Corn on the Cop (1934), Harry in Art Trouble (1934) and My Mummy's Arms (1934), and the diner manager in The Blonde Bomber (1936).