Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00177412: PAUL MUNI

Vintage signature in thick pencil on a 3.75 x 6-inch pink autograph album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Roseanne Deerdorff Ochoa in 1935 and decorated with a magazine image. In good condition, with a pencil signature of Mary Astor on the verso. Leading man Paul Muni, who excelled at playing historical figures of great authority, won an Oscar for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) and was nominated five more times, for The Valiant (1929), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Black Fury (1935), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), and The Last Angry Man (1957). Dubbed "The New Lon Chaney" at the onset of his career, owing to his astounding ability to transform himself into an assortment of hideous and exotic characters, he was elsewhere memorable in Seven Faces (1929), Scarface (1932), Bordertown (1935), The Good Earth (1937), Juarez (1939), and Angel on My Shoulder (1946).