Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #002182112: CLAUDE RAINS

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Scarce, uncommonly early 6x7-inch sepia-tone portrait, looking dapper as always, boldly signed in white fountain pen in the early 1930s. In good condition, with light silvering along the upper edge. 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.