Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016101112: CHARLES LANE

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Uncommon vintage inscribed signature in green fountain pen on a 3x5-inch yellow card, acquired in-person by an inveterate collector, probably in the 1970s, and decorated with a small Players Directory image. In very good condition. Hatchet-faced character actor Charles Lane was one of the most instantly recognizable non-stars in Hollywood for more than half a century. During a 60-year career in films, he portrayed a long string of nervous, crotchety doctors, reporters, bankers, bureaucrats, clerks, and townspeople in classic films like 42nd Street (1933), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936), Born Reckless (1937), Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937), You Can't Take It With You (1937), Blondie (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Beware Spooks! (1939), the horror flick The Cat and the Canary (1939), The Invisible Woman (1940), Ball of Fire (1941), I Wake Up Screaming (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The Invisible Informer (1946), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Farmer's Daughter (1947), The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959), The Mating Game (1959), The Music Man (1962), and Disney's The AristoCats (1970). His extensive television work included guest spots on classic programs like "I Love Lucy" (1953-1956), "The Twilight Zone" (1960), "Petticoat Junction" (1963-1968), "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1963-1971), "Bewitched" (1965-1972), and "The Munsters" (1966).