Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158251: VICTOR JORY

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Scarce and choice vintage 6.6 x 4.7-inch matte-finish light sepia-tone portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the 1930s, around the time he appeared in Gone with the Wind (1939). In fine condition, with very slightly trimmed borders; lightly clipped corner tips, not affecting the image; and mounting remnants on the reverse side. 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.