Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0019915123: GREGORY PECK

Vintage blue ballpoint pen signature on a 3 x 6-inch tan lined notebook page, acquired in-person around 1949, when that writing implement was first introduced. In good condition. Gregory Peck was one of the most successful stars of the post-World War II era, almost uniformly serving as a sort of embodiment of American values and moral conscience in films like Keys of the Kingdom (1944), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award; The Valley of Decision (1945); Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) and The Paradine Case (1947); The Yearling (1946), for which he snagged a second Oscar nod; Duel in the Sun (1946); Gentleman's Agreement (1947), which brought his third nomination; Twelve O'Clock High (1949), which earned him a fourth; The Gunfighter (1950); David and Bathsheba (1951); Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951); The Snow of Kilimanjaro (1952); Roman Holiday (1953); Night People (1954); The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956); Moby Dick (1956); The Big Country (1958); The Bravados (1958); Beloved Infidel (1959); Pork Chop Hill (1959); On the Beach (1959); The Guns of Navarone (1961); the vicious noir Cape Fear (1962); How the West Was Won (1962); To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), which at long last landed him the Oscar trophy; and Behold a Pale Horse (1964). He thereafter worked sporadically, never seeming to hit his stride again, until the 1976 smash horror film The Omen.  In a string of comeback films, he portrayed the titular general in MacArthur (1977) and broke type to play a villain in The Boys from Brazil (1978). He also appeared in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear in 1991.