Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00164542: MONTAGU LOVE

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Excellent 1916 black and white portrait by White Studios of New York, boldly signed in black fountain pen. In good condition for its age, with a minor crease to the upper left-hand corner tip and a minute pinhole to the area just to the left of his cheek. Burly British actor Montagu Love is remembered as the nastiest villain of the silent screen, menacing Rudolph Valentino in Son of the Sheik (1926), John Barrymore in Don Juan (1926) and Lillian Gish in The Wind (1928).  In the talkie era, he found a softer part of himself, playing avuncular, affable sorts in films like A Damsel in Distress (1937), The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) and Gunga Din (1939), as well as historic leaders, in the period films Alexander Hamilton (1931), The Prince and the Pauper (1937), The Sea Hawk (1940), and The Remarkable Andrew (1942). Throughout his career, Love made memorable contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery genres, with roles in The Brand of Satan (1917), The Last Warning (1929), Midstream (1929), The Mysterious Island (1929), The Cat Creeps (1930), The Mystic Hour (1933), and the Basil Rathbone favorite Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942).