Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00595: ED WYNN

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Nifty vintage black fountain pen signature on a roughly 4x6-inch tan card, adding, "Glad you liked my first 'TALKIE' 'Follow the Leader / Ed Wynn / 1931," decorated with a magazine image. In fine condition, with minor wear to the affixed clipping. Funnyman Ed Wynn developed a giggly, high-pitched voice for 1921's The Perfect Fool and, by the early 1930s, it was his trademark, making him an instantly-recognizable radio personality. With the advent of talking films, which promised to capitalize on his one-of-a-kind vocal antics, he appeared in Alice in Wonderland (1933), as the Mad Hatter, and as himself in Stage Door Canteen (1943), but it wasn't until the 1950s that he truly settled into the medium, memorable in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), which earned him an Oscar nomination; Cinderfella (1960); The Absent-Minded Professor (1961); Babes in Toyland (1961); Son of Flubber (1963); The Patsy (1964); Mary Poppins (1964); The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965); That Darn Cat! (1965); and The Gnome-Mobile (1967). In 1959 and 1963, he starred in two of the best-loved episodes of T.V.'s "The Twilight Zone," entitled "One for the Angels" and "Ninety Years Without Slumbering."