Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015413302: WILLIAM HOPPER

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Exceptionally rare vintage 10x8-inch black and white Screen Gems promotional still as Colonel Robert Calder in the sci-fi classic 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), boldly signed in black fountain pen along the bottom border in the year of his death. In good condition, with a few minor surface crinkles. Just the second example of his autograph we have see in over three decades. Before his early death from pneumonia following a stroke, authoritative character actor William Hopper was noteworthy in Dick Tracy (1937), Stagecoach (1939), Angels Wash Their Faces (1939), The Return of Doctor X (1939), The Maltese Falcon (1941), They Died with Their Boots On (1941), The Body Disappears (1941), Lady Gangster (1942), Larceny, Inc. (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Rebel without a Cause (1955), The Bad Seed (1956), The Deadly Mantis (1957), and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), and as Paul Drake on T.V.'s "Perry Mason" (1957-1966).