Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001582512: VICTOR JORY

Scarce vintage inscribed signature in blue fountain pen on a 5 x 6.25-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1942. In good condition, with the writing a hint light in spots. A former boxing and wrestling champion, veteran character actor Victor Jory had a burly physique and sinister countenance which made him the ideal heavy in films like Escape from Devil's Island (1935), Too Tough to Kill (1935), Meet Nero Wolfe (1936), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Each Dawn I Die (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Shadow (1940), The Greet Archer (1940), Charlie Chan in Reno (1941), Son of Ali Baba (1952), Valley of the Kings (1954), and the horror film The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957). While he was occasionally cast against type in sympathetic roles, as in the cult sci-fi flick Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) and The Miracle Worker (1962), he was undeniably more fun when playing two-bit crooks and homicidal scoundrels.