Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0030023: GEORGE REGAS

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Scarce vintage fountain pen signature, abbreviated "Geo. Regas", as he was often credited onscreen, on a 2x5-inch portion of a pale yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person at Hollywood's Brown Derby in 1932.  Some light surface creases, but, overall, in good condition.  The busy Greek character actor of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens was the forerunner of J. Carrol Naish, capitalizing on his rugged features, dark complexion and ambiguous ethnicity to play Latinos, Italians and Native Americans in over 100 motion pictures-- often of the unsavory, thuggish variety.  He made frequent contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and crime film genres, including The Rip-Tide (1923), Danger Island (1931), City Streets (1931), Hell Bent for Frisco (1931), Trapped (1931), Caught Cheating (1931), Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934), The Fighting Trooper (1934), Bordertown (1935), Sworn Enemy (1936), Night Cargo (1936), Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937), Clipped Wings (1937), Love Under Fire (1937), The Mysterious Pilot (1937), Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937), Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938), Torchy Blane in Panama (1938), Four Men and a Prayer (1938), Scouts to the Rescue (1939), Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1939), Code of the Secret Service (1939), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, and The Cat and the Canary (1939).  Elsewhere, he was memorable in Beau Geste (1926), Villa Villa! (1934), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), and The Mark of Zorro (1940).