Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001992124: GIL PERKINS

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Extremely rare blue ballpoint pen signature-- the only full-name example we have ever encountered-- on a 3x5-inch tan collector's card, dating to the early 1960s. In good condition, with a square-shaped patch of toning where a magazine image had once been affixed to the card, not affecting the autograph itself, which is suitable for matting with a favorite photograph. Actor and athlete Gil Perkins had minor roles--often as henchmen, sadistic guards, Nazis and other villains-- in films like Journey's End (1930) with Colin Clive, King Kong (1933), Dante's Inferno (1935), Mummy's Boys (1936), Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939), Hellzapoppin' (1941), Reap the Wild Wind (1942), Mrs. Miniver (1942), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Reap the Wild Wind (1942), the Captain America serial (1944), Son of Zorro (1947), The Three Musketeers (1948), Father of the Bride (1950), Show Boat (1951), Hans Christian Andersen (1952), Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953), Teenage Monster (1958), Batman: The Movie (1966), What's Up, Doc? (1972), Walking Tall (1973), and Raging Bull (1980). He is probably better remembered, however, for his incredible stunt work in over 125 films, including countless westerns and horror, sci-fi and fantasy classics: He doubled for Bruce Cabot in King Kong (1933) and Bela Lugosi in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), and performed death-defying feats in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), and The Brain from Planet Arous (1957).