Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001599122: ELSA LANCHESTER

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Charming 7.75 x 9.75-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in-person for theater figure Lew Becker in 1953, the year her husband directed the Broadway play "John Brown's Body," with which Becker was associated. In good condition, with very minor trimming to the white borders and a tiny tear to the upper edge, repaired with a tape on the verso. Delightfully eccentric character actress Elsa Lanchester portrayed both Mary Shelley and the titular newlywed in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and went on to appear in a handful of other horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, including The Ghost Goes West (1935), The Spiral Staircase (1945), The Bishop's Wife (1947), Alice in Wonderland (1955), Bell Book and Candle (1955), Mary Poppins (1964), Pajama Party (1964), Blackbeard's Ghost (1978), Willard (1971), Terror in the Wax Museum (1973), and Arnold (1973).