Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #002183: LORIN RAKER

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Scarce vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s.  In good condition.  The prolific silent and early talkie character actor was the quintessential henpecked husband or fussy, exasperated office manager, in the vein of Porter Hall and Franklin Pangborn.  Although chiefly associated with the comedy genre, Raker demonstrated remarkable versatility, with nearly 125 credits, including Mystery of the Yellow Room (1919), The LIttle Giant (1933), Odor in the Court (1934), Les Miserables (1935), Dick Tracy (1937), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Cry 'Havoc' (1943), the horror flick The Brute Man (1946), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947), Danger Street (1947), and Tales of Robin Hood (1951).