Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #004031612: PAUL STEWART

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Tough to attain vintage blue fountain pen signature on a 2x4-inch tan card, acquired in-person by a busy New York City-based autograph hound in the early 1950s and decorated with a small magazine image of the star. In good condition, with gentle toning. With his piercing eyes, thick brows and heavy Brooklyn accent, veteran character actor Paul Stewart excelled at playing dark, callous, shiftless villains, more often than not mobsters, in noir and mystery flicks of the 1940s and 1950s. After establishing himself as part of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre, with whom he collaborated on the infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast of 1939, Stewart appeared as the wily valet Raymond in Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). He went on to play stark, sinister types to perfection in classic films like Johnny Eager (1941), Mr. Lucky (1943), Champion (1949), Illegal Entry (1949), Twelve O'Clock High (1949), Carbine Williams (1952), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Elvis' King Creole (1958), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), In Cold Blood (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).  He was also memorable on a classic episode of T.V.'s "The Twilight Zone" entitled "Little Girl Lost" (1962).