Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015211: HALLIWELL HOBBES

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Rare handwritten letter in fountain pen on a 6x8-inch sheet of tan stationery-- the longest writing example we have ever seen of the actor-- mentioning his forthcoming role as the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Errol Flynn classic The Prince and the Pauper (1937).  In good condition for its age, with two mailing folds and a minor tear to the upper edge, not affecting any of the writing.  Great British character actor Halliwell Hobbes appeared in over 100 films from 1929 on, frequently cast as stuffy butlers or dignified authority figures.  He is remembered by horror and sci-fi fans for his key supporting roles in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Double Door (1934), Dracula's Daughter (1936), The Undying Monster (1942), and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944).  He was also memorable in Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943), alongside Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.