Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003222313: ATHENE SEYLER

Scarce vintage black fountain signature on a 5x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s and decorated with 7 newspaper and magazine image. In good condition, with gentle wear along the upper edge. 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).