Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0017312233: THOMAS MITCHELL

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Highly rare vintage fountain pen signature on a 2.5 x 4-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person, probably in the 1930s.  In good condition and nice for matting. One of the most recognizable character actors of Hollywood's Golden Age, Thomas Mitchell was a well-established theater star by the time he was hand-selected by Frank Capra to play embezzling banker Henry Barnard in Lost Horizon (1937).  His legendary body of work also included the tearjerker Make Way for Tomorrow (1937); John Ford's The Hurricane (1937), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award; Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); the horror flick The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939), in which he played Scarlett's father; the western Stagecoach (1939), for which he snagged an Oscar; Swiss Family Robinson (1940); Our Town (1940); The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941); This Above All (1942); Tales of Manhattan (1942); The Outlaw (1943); Flesh and Fantasy (1944); The Keys of the Kingdom (1944); Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946), in the key role of absentminded Uncle Billy; and High Noon (1952).