Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001599121: ELSA LANCHESTER

Rare and terrific vintage 8x10-inch double-weight half-length silver gelatin portrait by Virgil Apger for 1935's David Copperfield, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen the same year she was onscreen in James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein. In near very fine condition, with minor edge wear and surface creases, and an original studio snipe affixed to the reverse side. 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).