Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015412222: PHILLIPS HOLMES

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Rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature-- one of only a few examples we have ever countered-- on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person by an autograph hound named Ethel in the early 1930s. In good condition, with gentle toning in spots and a few ink stains. Before his tragic death in a midair collision during World War Two, Phillips Holmes, fresh-faced, personally troubled leading man of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens, exhibited marked promise in films like The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929), Pointed Heals (1929), Only the Brave (1930), Devil's Holiday (1930), The Criminal Code (1931), Stolen Heaven (1931), An American Tragedy (1931), Night Court (1932), the sci-fi flick Men Must Fight (1933), and the Our Gang feature General Spanky (1936).