Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016731521: FRANCIS MCDONALD

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Rare handwritten, signed note in black fountain pen on the blank verso of a 3.5 x 5.25-inch postal stationery card, mailed to Los Angeles' Photoplayers' Club, dated 1914. In good condition, with minor age-related crinkles and toning in spots. The remarkable 350-credit career of ubiquitous character actor Francis McDonald spanned the earliest silent films, the silver screen era of sound film and the golden age of television.  With his dark hair, mustache, beady eyes, and prominent nose, he was the quintessential exotic ethnic type or sneaky villain, and later, a regular henchman or old codger in big screen and T.V. westerns.  Noteworthy films include Black Orchids (1917), Battling Butler (1926) with Buster Keaton, Morocco (1930), Diamond Jim (1935), Mummy's Boys (1936), Born Reckless (1937), The Buccaneer (1938), Juarez (1939), Beau Geste (1939), The Light That Failed (1939), The Sea Wolf (1941), Blood and Sand (1941), Till We Meet Again (1944), Zorro's Black Whip (1944), horror's Strange Confession (1945) and The Catman of Paris (1946), The Invisible Informer (1946), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Three Musketeers (1948), Samson and Delilah (1949), Son of Ali Baba (1952), Calamity Jane (1953), and The Ten Commandments (1956).