Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #005501: H.B. WARNER

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Scarce vintage inscribed signature in indigo fountain pen on a 1.5 x 3.5-inch portion of a tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s: "To Lillian, my girl / friend in Chicago".  In good condition.  Veteran silent and early talkie character actor H.B. Warner is probably best remembered for his portrayal of druggist Mr. Gower in the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946).  He made several other contributions to the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres, with roles in The Ghost Breaker (1914); the crazed ape picture Stark Mad (1929); Supernatural (1933); Lost Horizon (1937), for which he was nominated for an Oscar; Topper Returns (1941); The Devil and Daniel Webster (1942); and Savage Drums (1951).