Highly scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in 1944. In good condition, with a handwritten date notation beneath the autograph by the original collector. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the signed piece 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.