Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00164921: ERNST LUBITSCH

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Rare vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch beige autograph album page, acquired in-person in the late 1930s. In good condition, with minor surface creases, and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. German-born director, Ernst Lubitsch, who is remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for Eyes of the Mummy Ma (1918) and The Doll (1919), came to Hollywood in 1923, at the invitation of Mary Pickford. His two-time Oscar-nominated run in the States included classic films like Rosita (1923), The Patriot (1928), The Love Parade (1929), Trouble in Paradise (1932), Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942), and Heaven Can Wait (1943). He died tragically of a heart attack at the age of 55 and his autograph is extremely elusive in any format.