Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158420: BORIS KARLOFF

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Uncommonly early brown fountain pen signature on a 1 x 3/4 x 3-5/8-inch light brown album page clip, acquired in-person around the time of his role in Frankenstein (1931), and affixed to a 2-3/4 x 4-inch pale grey card. In good condition and ideal for matting. Sinister-looking English stage and screen actor Boris Karloff will forever be associated with his portrayals of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Son of Frankenstein (1939), and Imhotep in The Mummy (1932).  He was equally terrifying as the mesmerist in The Bells (1926), Abdul in Lionel Barrymore’s The Unholy Night (1929), Fedor’s father in The Mad Genius (1931), Jim Henderson in Behind the Mask (1932), Morgan in The Old Dark House (1932), the titular evil genius in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), Professor Morlant in The Ghoul (1933), Hjalmar Poelzig in The Black Cat (1934), Edmond Bateman in The Raven (1935), Dr. Rukh in The Invisible Ray (1936), John Ellman in The Walking Dead (1936), Dr. Laurience in The Man Who Lived Again (1936), David Mallory in Night Key (1937), Mr. Jevries in The Invisible Menace (1938), Mord in Tower of London (1939), James Lee Wong in The Fatal Hour (1940), Dr. Sovac in Black Friday (1940), Dr. Kravaal in The Man with Nine Lives (1940), Dr. Garth in Before I Hang (1940), Dr. Adrian in The Ape (1940), Judge Mainwaring in You’ll Find Out (1940), Dr. Blair in The Devil Commands (1941), Professor Billings in The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942), Dr. Hohner in The Climax (1944), Dr. Niemann in House of Frankenstein (1944), cabman John Gray The Body Snatcher (1945), General Pherides in Isle of the Dead (1945), Master Sims in Bedlam (1946),  Voltan in The Strange Door (1951), Dr. Meissen in The Black Castle (1952), the title mad scientist in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953), Don Gaetano in Il Mostro del Isola (1954), Phillip Knight in Voodoo Island (1957), James Rankin in The Haunted Strangler (1958), Baron von Frankenstein in Frankenstein— 1970 (1958), Dr. Bolton in Corridors of Blood (1958), Dr. Scarabus in The Raven (1963), Baron Von Leppe in The Terror (1963), Amos Hinchely in The Comedy of Terrors (1963), Nahum Witley in Die, Monster, Die! (1965), The Corpse in The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), Professor Monserrat in The Sorcerers (1967), Matthias Morteval in House of Evil (1968), Dr. Mandel in The Fear Chamber (1968), Professor Marsh in Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968), Franz Badulescu in Blind Man’s Bluff (1970), Carl Van Molder in Isle of the Snake People (1971), and Professor Mayer in Alien Terror (1971), as well as on stage as Jonathan Brewster in "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1943-1944) and Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" (1950).