Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001594141: CLARENCE KOLB

Highly uncommon vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan card, acquired in-person by inveterate autograph hound John Virzi in the 1950s, adding his character name from T.V.'s "My Little Margie" (1952-1955). Decorated with a book image in good condition, with faint toning. With his stern, authoritarian visage and booming voice, character actor Clarence Kolb excelled at playing irascible, bombastic politicians and businessmen, oftentimes scheming and crooked. His long list of classic film credits includes Fury (1936), After the Thin Man (1936), Merrily We Live (1938), Carefree (1938), His Girl Friday (1940), Hellzapoppin' (1941), The Falcon in Danger (1943), Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944), Adam's Rib (1949), and the Lon Chaney biopic Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), in which he portrayed himself. On television, he was unforgettable as Mr. Honeywell, Vern Albright's boss, on "My Little Margie" (1952-1955).