Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00151631: SAMUEL S. HINDS

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Highly rare vintage black fountain pen signature on a roughly 3-inch portion of a tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In fine condition for its age, with a gentle vertical fold. Best known for his role as the patriarch of the Bailey clan in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946), ever-serious character actor Samuel S. Hinds similar played men of authority in films like Little Women (1933), The Crime Doctor (1934), The Cat's-Paw (1934), She (1935), Shadow of a Doubt (1935), Stage Door (1937), You Can't Take It with You (1938), Young Dr. Kildare (1938), Calling Dr. Kildare (1939), The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939), Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940), Cobra Woman (1944), Lady on a Train (1945), and Scarlet Street (1945). He also had roles in a considerable number of horror, sci-fi and fantasy flicks, including Murders in the Zoo (1933), Gabriel Over the White House (1933), Berkeley Square (1933), Deluge (1933), The Raven (1935), She (1935), Night Key (1937), Man Made Monster (1941), The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942), Son of Dracula (1943), and Jungle Woman (1944).