Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00218102212: GEORGE RAFT

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Uncommonly early 7.75 x 9.75-inch black and white glossy portrait, looking cold and nasty, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in-person for inveterate collector Joe Walsh in the late 1930s.  In good condition, with neat trimming to the borders from 8x10 inches, a minute ink stain to the lower edge and a few negligible dings, invisible when the photo is viewed head-on.  Prizefighter and taxi-driver-turned-silver screen tough guy George Raft was unforgettable as suave, coin-flipping Guido Rinaldo in Scarface (1932), and as an assortment of other well-clad gangsters in films like The Glass Key  (1935), Each Dawn I Die  (1939), They Drive By Night  (1940), Johnny Angel  (1945), Johnny Allegro  (1949), I'm the Law  (1953),  Some Like It Hot  (1959), and Ocean's Eleven  (1960).