Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0019632: EDGAR NORTON

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Extraordinarily scarce vintage signature in fountain pen-- just the second we've ever encountered!-- on a 4 x 4.75-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the late 1920s and decorated with a small magazine image.  In good condition, with negligible handling dings and light toning, and ideal for matting.  The slight, wizened English character actor of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens was a staple performer in classic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, playing the Lord High Chancellor in The Man Who Laughs (1928), and the butlers Poole, Hobbs and Benson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Dracula's Daughter (1936), and Son of Frankenstein (1939), respectively.  Elsewhere, he played similarly aristocratic or servile roles in films like Student Prince (1926), The Love Parade (1929), Imitation of Life (1934), Top Hat (1935), The Mad Empress (1939), Captain Fury (1939), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), House of the Seven Gables (1940), and The Paradine Case (1947).