Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158213112: TOR JOHNSON

Ultra-, ultra-, ultra-rare and incontrovertibly authentic 8x10-inch publicity portrait, looking absolutely terrifying in a quartet of images, several of them from Ed Wood favorites, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen in the 1950s for his niece, Anika: "To My Little / Niece Anni / from Uncle / Tor." In good condition, with some minor unevenness to the writing in spots; a gentle surface crease which runs through the bottom of the upper left-hand image, the writing, and the top of the bottom right-hand image; and another faint crease that traverses the white space separating the upper and lower images of the actor. Bald, hulking, troglodyte-like professional wrestler and cult movie favorite Tor Johnson, 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).