Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016731121: LESTER MATTHEWS

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Scarce vintage inscribed blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch off-white card, acquired in-person by indefatigable autograph hound John Virzi and decorated with a small magazine image. In good condition. Tall, dark-haired British character actor Lester Matthews was typically cast as dashing or temperamental leads. He was a regular in horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, memorable as Paul Ames in Werewolf of London (1935), Dr. Halden in The Raven (1935), Dr. Holmes in The Mysterious Doctor (1943), Sir Jasper Harrick in The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944), a steamship dispatcher in Between Two Worlds (1944), Sir John Utterson in The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951), Commissioner Kingston in Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952), Mr. Tomes in Mary Poppins (1964), and Ira Jaffee in Savage Intruder (1970).  Among his countless other classic film credits are Thank You, Jeaves! (1936), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Mysterious Mister Moto (1938), Across the Pacific (1942), and Ministry of Fear (1944).