Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00164711: EDMUND LOWE

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Vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen and inscribed to inveterate collector Joe Walsh in the early 1930s.  In good condition, with some edge wear and a very faint horizontal crease traversing his forehead, invisible when the photo is viewed head-on.  Tall, athletic leading man Edmund Lowe's imposing physique, debonair manner and sartorial elegance made him a popular matinée idol during the silent era, memorable in The Devil (1921) and East of Suez in 1925.  In 1926, he was cast against type as the brash, profane Sergeant Harry Quirk in Maxwell Anderson's World War I drama What Price Glory (1926), after which he was called upon to play both romantic lead and tough guy roles.  The star was noteworthy as Stanley Gordon, opposite Leila Hyams, in the early horror flick The Wizard (1927); the titular hypnotist and yogi in the Bela Lugosi flick Chandu the Magician (1932); and in In Old Arizona (1928), The Spider (1931), The Cisco Kid (1931), Guilty as Hell (1932), The Devil is Driving (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), The Garden Murder Case (1936), Mad Holiday (1936), Doomed Cargo (1936), Murder in Times Square (1943), The Enchanted Forest (1945), the controversial Dillinger (1945), and the fantasy favorite Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).