Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00199451: IRVING PICHEL

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Highly scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale pink album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition for its age, with some toning formed by storage in an old photo album and handwritten notations by previous collectors along the bottom edge, and and suitable for matting with a favorite photograph. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Decidedly unsettling character actor Irving Pichel is remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for his over-the-top portrayals of the murderous simpleton Philip Endicott in Murder by the Clock (1931), the servant Sandor in Dracula’s Daughter (1936) and Dr. Stander in Torture Ship (1939). He was also the director of genre classics The Most Dangerous Game (1932), She (1935), Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), and Destination Moon (1950). He died of a heart attack at the age of 63 and his autograph is highly elusive in any format.