Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00199451: IRVING PICHEL

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Highly scarce vintage inscribed heavy pencil signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, acquired in-person by set designer and autograph collector Bob Stapleton in the late 1930s or early 1940s. In good condition for its age, with a handwritten notation by Stapleton along the bottom edge and an inscribed ink signature of actor Douglas PacPhail on the verso. 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.