Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00218212: CLAUDE RAINS

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Uncommon vintage 8x10-inch balck and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in burgundy ink, probably in the late 1960s. In good condition, with light mounting remnants on the verso and a barely detectable strip of clear tape to the left edge, in the bottom area. Great English stage and film actor Claude Rains, so unforgettable in classic films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Casablanca (1942), Now Voyager (1942), Mr. Skeffington (1944), and Notorious (1946), is especially revered by horror buffs for his portrayals of the titular mad scientist in The Invisible Man (1933), John Jasper in Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935), Sir John Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941), and the disfigured Erique— sporting excellent make-up by Jack P. Pierce!— in Arthur Lubin’s 1943 remake of The Phantom of the Opera.