Classic Entertainment Autographs


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Highly scarce vintage bold pencil signature which he has given on the verso of a 8x9-inch sepia-tone publicity portrait, to identify himself before sending the image to an agent. I good condition, with the bottom border of the photo trimmed away, and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Diminutive, craggy-faced Russian silent and Golden Age character actor Vladimir Sokoloff portrayed gentle, beatific persons of Soviet, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian descents. Among his many memorable film roles were Hyder Khan in Road to Morocco (1942); Anselmo, the kindly rebel in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943); Pop LeJon in Scarlet Street (1945); and the wise peasant in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Sokoloff made a number of contributions to the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres, playing L'hetman de Jitomir in Pabst's L'Atlantide (1932) and Graf Bielowski in Queen of Atlantis (1932); the janitor in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957); the Old Fakir in Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957); Dr. Lorentz in Monster from Green Hell (1957); The Supreme in Beyond the Time Barrier (1960); and Henryk Toleslawski in Mr. Sardonicus (1961).  He also starred in three classic episodes of T.V.'s "The Twilight Zone" (1961-1962).