Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00151114: RICHARD HAYDN

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Rare vintage black fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch lined slip, acquired in-person in the 1930s and later decorated with a small book image. In fine condition, with light toning and edge wear. English-born character actor Richard Haydn excelled at playing slick, impeccably dressed cads or condescending misanthropes. Among his many memorable roles are those of Professor Oddley in Ball of Fire (1941), Roger in No Time for Love (1943), Thomas Rogers in And Then There Were None (1945), Emperor Franz Josef in The Emperor Waltz (1948), the Caterpillar in Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951), Professor Summerlee in sci-fi's The Lost World (1960), and Maximillian Detweiler in The Sound of Music (1965).