Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0054941: HENRY B. WALTHALL

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Extremely rare vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pink autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. Just the fourth authentic example we have ever encountered! In good condition. H.B. Walthall, leading character actor of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens, made a considerable number of contributions to the horror, sci-fi and fantasy film genres, beginning with D.W. Griffith's The Wanderer (1913) and Edgar Allan Poe picture The Avenging Conscience (1914).  Walthall went on to portray Captain Arling and Oswald in Ghosts (1915), Poe in The Raven (1915), the invisible Peter Marchmont and Victor Cromport in The Unknown Purple (1923), Sir James Hamlin in Tod Browning’s tragically lost London After Midnight (1927), Captain Rhodes in Stark Mad (1929), Boyd Milburn in The Phantom in the House (1929), Robert Regent in Chandu the Magician (1932), J.D. Bradley in The Whispering Shadow (1933), Professor Mysto in The Murder in the Museum (1935), and the deranged scientist Marcel in Browning’s The Devil-Doll (1936).