Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00167304: ERIC MAYNE

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Rare and charming 3.5 x 5.25-inch black and white postcard portrait as Mercutio in a London stage production of "Romeo and Juliet", boldly signed in black fountain pen, circa 1909. In good condition. With his imposing six-foot frame, steely eyes and devilish beard, Irish-born Shakespearian stage star Eric Mayne was tailor-made to play heavies, villains and comic foils in silent and early talkie motion pictures. His nearly 250 roles between 1914 and 1947 included The Oakdale Affair (1919); Rudolph Valentino's The Conquering Power (1921); Harold Lloyd's Dr. Jack (1922); John Ford's Cameo Kirby (1923); Barriers Burned Away (1925); Arrowsmith (1931); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931); Rasputin and the Empress (1932); Night of Terror (1932); the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup (1933); You're Telling Me! (1934); The Lost City (1935); The Call of the City (1935); The Black Room (1935); The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936); The Man Who Lived Twice (1936); Camille (1936); The Life of Emile Zola (1937); Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938); Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939); All This, and Heaven Too (1940); Foreign Correspondence (1940); The Philadelphia Story (1940); Santa Fe Trail (1940); They Died with Their Boots On (1941); The Big Street (1942); Gentleman Jim (1942); Phantom of the Opera (1943); The Scarlet Claw (1944); The Climax (1944); The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945); and the Sherlock Holmes favorites The Woman in Green (1945) and Dressed to Kill (1946).