Ultra-scarce 3.5 x 5.5-inch black and white postcard portrait, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, and dated 1936. In near mint condition. The terrifying-looking German character actor of the silent era through the Golden Age is best remembered as the Thin Man in Fritz Lang's dystopian classic Metropolis (1927). His autograph is one of the most elusive of the beloved epic's cast. He made many other important contributions to the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres, including Warning Shadows (1923), Ein Sommersnachtstraum (1925), Der Geheimnisvolle Spiegel (1928), By Rocket to the Moon (1929), the Sherlock Holmes films Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1937), The Sorcerer (1932), and The Terrible People (1960). He was also memorable in two excellent Georg Wilhelm Pabst classics, playing Meinert in the Louise Brooks favorite Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) and Peachum in The 3 Penny Opera (1931).