Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003222312: ATHENE SEYLER

Scarce vintage pencil signature on a 4 x 4.25-inch portion of a pale pink autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition. Plump, twittering, delightfully dizzy British character actress Dame Athene Seyler made her bones on the stage, then entered silent films in 1921.  Making a seamless transition to talkies, she was cast as acid-tongued queens and society types, meddlesome mothers, and loyal servants in classic films like The Private Life of Don Juan (1934); Regal Cavalcade (1934); Scrooge (1935); The Mill of the Floss (1937); The Saint in London (1939); The Queen of Spades (1949); The Pickwick Papers (1952); The Beggar's Opera (1953); the horror favorite Night of the Demon, released in the U.S. as Curse of the Demon (1957); A Tale of Two Cities (1958); The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958); The School for Scandal (1959); Make Mine Mink (1960); Francis of Assisi (1961); and Satan Never Sleeps (1962).