Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001582812: EDDIE KANE

Highly rare vintage inscribed signature and sentiment in black fountain pen on an irregularly-trimmed 4.75 x 7.5-inch portion of a tan album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector and aspiring actor Bernard Putnam in the 1930s. Actress Dorothy Lee signs and inscribes in black fountain pen on the verso. In good condition, with the bottom edge trimmed extremely close to, but not actually touching the first letter of the actor's autograph. Mustached, steely-eyed character actor Eddie Kane appeared in over 250 motion pictures between the silent era and Hollywood's Golden Age, including The Public Enemy (1931), It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deed Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Tale It with You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Meet John Doe (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), and The Ten Commandments (1956), as well as several Laurel and Hardy films. Among horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs, he is remembered for his work in The Mummy (1932), Topper (1937), The Devil Commands (1941), Bowery at Midnight (1942), The Corpse Vanishes (1942), Batman (1943), and Devil Bat’s Daughter (1946).