Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158213111: TOR JOHNSON

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Ultra-, ultra-, ultra-rare and incontrovertibly authentic 8x10-inch publicity portrait, looking absolutely terrifying, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen in the 1950s: "Best of luck / to my little Niece / from nice Uncle / Tor Johnson". In good condition, with a few gentle surface dings and a very light vertical crease on the right-hand side, and some ink adhesion problems in the area of the surname, which is still visible when angled toward a light source. Bald, hulking, troglodyte--like professional wrestler and cult movie favorite Tor Johnson, also known as the Super Swedish Angel in the ring, is beloved of horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for his work in the Ed Wood favorites Bride of the Monster (1955), Night of the Ghouls (1959) and Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), as well as in Ghost Catchers (1944), The Black Sleep (1956), The Unearthly (1957), and The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961).