Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003506: LIONEL STANDER

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Vintage pencil signature on a 3.25 x 5.25-inch sheet of lined notebook paper, acquired in-person in the 1930s.  In good condition, with an ink station to one corner, well away from the writing.  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.  He made a brief comeback, in television work, in the 1960s.