Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016731121: LESTER MATTHEWS

Scarce original vintage 3.5 x 5.25-inch black and white candid snapshot, signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen in-person for inveterate collectors Frances and Violet Zane in the late 1940s or early 1950s. In good condition for its age, with a few gentle surface scratches. 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).