Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00311224: STANLEY C. RIDGES

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Highly rare vintage inscribed blue fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1944. In good condition, with slight trimming to the bottom edge, and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. English-born character actor Stanley C. Ridges is remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy fans as the beloved professor who becomes the innocent victim of a shooting and has his brain swapped with the gunman's in a revival attempt by Boris Karloff in Black Friday (1940). After the surgery, he steals the show with his Jekyll-and-Hyde-like madman antics!  Elsewhere, Ridges played refined, white-haired men of authority in classic films like Crime Without Passion (1934) with Claude Rains, Each Dawn I Die (1939), They Died With Their Boots On (1941), The Sea Wolf (1941), Sergeant York (1941), To Be or Not to Be (1942), The Suspect (1944), and Possessed (1947).