Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016727212: TULLY MARSHALL

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Scarce vintage inscribed, handwritten note, dated 1929, on a 4x6-inch off-white card, thanking a fan for words of encouragement.  In very good condition and the longest writing example we have ever encountered.  Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the signed note here is not included. Tully Marshall, cadaverous character actor of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens, played a motley crew of drunken trail scouts, lovable grandpas, unforgiving fathers, sinister attorneys, and lecherous aristocrats.  He was memorable as the High Priest in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916), Count Mancini in the Lon Chaney classic He Who Gets Slapped (1924), Roger Crosby in Paul Leni's silent horror classic The Cat and the Canary (1927), William Townsend in The Gorilla (1927), the Ambassador in The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929), Muff Potter in Tom Sawyer (1930), Robert Daniels in the thrilled Strangers in the Evening (1932), Richard Rinehart in the early Bela Lugosi flick Night of Terror (1933), and wheelchair-bound criminal mastermind Alvin Brewster in This Gun for Hire (1942).  He also appeared in over 50 silent and early talkie comedy shorts and full-length features, including The Slim Princess (1920) with Mabel Normand.