Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016501: PAUL LUKAS

Scarce vintage 8x10-inch sepia-tone portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in the 1930s. In good condition, with a few minor handling dings. Hungarian-born Paul Lukas played a mixed bag of vile villains and eagle-eyed men of the law, unforgettable as the sham physician Dr. Hartz who attempts to kidnap May Whitty by covering her head-to-toe in bandages in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938); suave detective Philo Vance in The Casino Murder Case (1935); Parada in the Bob Hope horror-themed comedy The Ghost Breakers (1940): W.S. Bruhl in the horror flick The Monster and the Girl (1941); anti-Fascist Kurt Muller in Watch on the Rhine (1943), for which he beat out Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca for an Academy Award; and Professor Aronnax in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).