Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001496: KENNETH HARLAN

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Scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 3.5 x 4.5-inch light green autograph album page, acquired in-person in the late 1920s and decorated with a small newspaper image.  In good condition for its age.  Handsome Kenneth Harlan entered films in 1917, working as a leading man in lesser-known D.W. Griffith pictures and tearing his way through countless adventure flicks.  With the onset of talkies, he was increasingly cast as hotheaded authority figures and merciless villains in a mixed bag of dramas, horror and western films and serials, most notably Danger Island (1931); The Walking Dead (1936) with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; Song of the Saddle (1936); Topper (1937); Buck Rogers (1939); Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939); The Oregon Trail (1939); The Green Hornet (1940); Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940); Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. (1941); The Corpse Vanishes (1942) with Lugosi; and The Sundown Kid (1942).