Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0054931: DOUGLAS WALTON

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Highly scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Rae Sargent at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in 1936, at the premier of Mary of Scotland, in which he starred alongside Katharine Hepburn and Fredric March, an decorated with an image probably clipped from the day bill.  In good condition, with gentle edge wear.  Handsome Douglas Walton, who died tragically of a heart attack at the age of 51, played ineffectual, effeminate, snobbish sophisticates and cowards in films of the 1930s and 1940s. He made a number of contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and crime flick genres, portraying a student in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Cesca's boyfriend in Scarface (1931), Hugh Gray in Charlie Chan in London (1934), Percy Shelley in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Floyd in The Garden Murder Case (1936), Linsday Marriott in Murder, My Sweet (1944), Allen Campbell in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), and Percival Priceless in Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946).