Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016731123: VICTOR MATURE

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Bold signature in green fountain pen on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1940s.  In very good condition and ideal for matting.  Tough, taciturn leading man Victor Mature exhibited considerable dramatic ability in John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) and the noir classic Kiss of Death (1947).  Alas, as his career went on, he was increasingly relegated to exotic roles in historical epics which required little more than the classic good looks he possessed in spades, most notably Samson and Delilah (1949), The Robe (1953), The Egyptian (1954), and Hannibal (1959).  His single contribution to the sci-fi and fantasy genres came in 1940, when he starred as the troglodyte Tumak in Hal Roach's One Million B.C.