Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00322232: DAN SEYMOUR

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Scarce inscribed ballpoint pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person by private collector Don Olsen in 1981.  In good condition, with gentle crinkles to the upper area, not substantially detracting from the overall appearance or appeal.  Described bluntly as "yeccch" in a 1968 book on movie bad guys, porcine, sinister-looking Dan Seymour was the quintessential heavy or slimy villain in films like Casablanca (1942); Road to Morocco (1942); To Have and Have Not (1944); Kismet (1944); the Marx Brothers' A Night in Casablanca (1946); Cloak and Dagger (1946); Key Largo (1948); Johnny Belinda (1948); Reign of Terror (1949); Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950); and the horror flicks Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1950) and Return of the Fly (1959).  After a hiatus from films, during which he concentrated on T.V. work, which included the role of Maharajah on "Batman" (1966), Seymour had a bit of a comeback role in The Way We Were in 1973.