Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003506: LIONEL STANDER

Vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in 1941 and decorated with a small Players Directory image.  In good condition. Brusk, gravelly-voiced character actor Lionel Stander began his career in early talkie comedy shorts, alongside Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Shemp Howard, Daphne Pollard, Bob Hope, and others. His full-length credits include the classic films The Gay Deception (1935), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Meet Nero Wolfe (1936), A Star Is Born (1937), Hangmen Also Die! (1943), and The Kid from Brooklyn (1946). He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, abandoning Hollywood to work on Wall Street, but did make a brief comeback in television work in the 1960s.