Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001476221: THURSTON HALL

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Scarce vintage 8x10-inch black and white chest-up portrait dating to the 1930s, signed and dated 1958 in blue ballpoint pen.  Scattered surface creases, multiple pinholes, a nick to the upper left-hand corner, and some flecks of soiling just above the writing; overall, in fairly good condition for its age, with most of the flaws easy to eliminate with trimming or matting of the borders.  The character actor of the silent era through the 1950s played blustery, imposing military officers, businessmen, bankers, and upper-crust snobs.  Among his 200 classic film credits were roles in Cleopatra (1917), Crime and Punishment (1935), The Lone Wolf Returns (1935), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), Lady from Nowhere (1936), Murder in Greenwich Village (1937), The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938), Each Dawn I Die (1939), The Blue Bird (1940), The Loan Wolf Meets a Lady (1940), The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940), the sci-fi-themed comedy The Invisible Woman (1940), The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941), The Great Lie (1941), the Abbott and Costello flick Hold That Ghost (1941), Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941), The Great Gildersleeve (1942), One Dangerous Night (1943), Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943), The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), Brewster's Millions (1945), The Farmer's Daughter (1947), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), It Had to Be You (1947), The Fountainhead (1949), T.V.'s "Dick Tracy" (1950), and "Topper" (1953-1955), as the large-and-in-charge Mr. Schuyler.