Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00177022: ARNOLD MOSS

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Uncommon vintage bold pencil signature on a 3x5-inch white slip, acquired in-person at an airport in the 1940s or 1950s. In good condition and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Actor and theater historian Dr. Arnold Moss began his career as a Shakespearean stage performer, bringing aristocratic bearing, perfect diction and a resounding bass voice to character roles in films. Often compared to George Macready, he was a master of urbane villainy, playing despicable Arab chieftains, Mexican bandits and Indian maharajahs in Temptation (1946), The Loves of Carmen (1948), The Reign of Terror (1949), Border Incident (1949), Mask of the Avenger (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Salome (1953), The Fool Killer (1965), and Gambit (1966). Perhaps his most famous role-- probably to his chagin!-- was that of the snarky head alien in the campy sci-fi classic The 27th Day (1957). He was also terrific as Anton Karidian, wicked, mysterious alter-ego of the tyrannical Governor Kodos of Tarsus IV, on T.V.'s "Star Trek" (1966).