Ultra-, ultra-rare vintage black fountain pen signature and handwritten return address on the torn-away lip of an envelope he had mailed to his niece in 1961, three years before his death. In good condition, beyond one frayed edge which can easily be trimmed away. Note that the image of the star shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. Best known for his starring role as Dr. Van Helsing in Tod Browning's horror masterpiece Dracula (1931), ever-serious, bespectacled, gray-haired character actor Edward Van Sloan also thrilled audiences in Frankenstein (1931), Behind the Mask (1932), The Mummy (1932), The Black Room (1935), Dracula's Daughter (1936), Before I Hang (1940), The Monster and the Girl (1941), and The Mask of Diijon (1946). Genuine autographs of the monster movie icon are as rare as hen's teeth.