Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00156331222: WALTER HUSTON

Vintage 7.5 x 9.5-inch matte-finish black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the early 1930s. In good condition, with mounting remnants on the verso, partially trimmed borders and some very gentle staining to the borders, not affecting the image itself. Riveting, no-nonsense Walter Huston first came to prominence with his portrayal of the villainous Trampas in the Gary Cooper western The Virginian (1929).  He went on to marvelous work in both character and leading roles, including Abraham Lincoln (1930); Rain (1932); The Beast of the City (1932); American Madness (1932); Gabriel Over the White House (1933); The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933); sci-fi’s The Tunnel (1935); the title role in Dodsworth (1936), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award; the tearjerker Of Human Hearts (1938); The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), which brought his second nomination; The Maltese Falcon (1941); The Shanghai Gesture (1941); Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), for which he was nominated yet again; In Thi Our Life (1942); The Outlaw (1943); Mission to Moscow (1943); Edge of Darkness (1943); Dragon Seed (1944); the thriller And Then There Were None (1945); Dragonwyck (1946); Duel in the Sun (1946); and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), for which he took home an Oscar. His son, director John Huston, also won at the same ceremony, which set a hitherto unrepeated precedent in Academy Award history.