Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00147901: NEIL HAMILTON

Quite uncommon vintage 8x10-inch matte-finish black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, probably in the 1930s. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed borders; a faint stain in the background above his right shoulder; and a very mild handling bend in the background above the writing, barely visible when the image is viewed head-on. Neil Hamilton was a leading man during the silent and early talkie eras, with notable credits like The Great Gatsby (1926), The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929), Why Be Good? (1929), the horror flick The Cat Creeps (1930), The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930), Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), and Tarzan and His Mate (1934). He spent the next three decades playing minor roles in entirely forgettable B-pictures, and then found new fame as Commissioner Gordon on T.V.'s "Batman" (1966-1968), and in the motion picture of 1966.