Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0054821102: THEODORE VON ELTZ

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Scarce vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person by Hollywood hairstylist Lily Dirigo in 1929 or 1930. Dashing silent leading man Theodore von Eltz found new work in character roles in the sound era, playing dastardly villains and vexatious authority figures in films like The Arizona Kid (1930), Red Haired Alibi (1932), Bright Eyes (1934), The Sun Never Sets (1939), and The Big Sleep (1946). Extremely versatile, he also played scores of benevolent doctors, lawyers and servants in nearly 200 other films. He is remembered by horror fans for his role as Harry Blythe in Rupert Julian's The Cat Creeps (1930).