Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0010211: COLIN CLIVE

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Exceptionally rare 8x10-inch sepia-tone portrait, blindstamped by Bruno of Hollywood, boldly signed in black fountain pen, circa 1931, the year he starred in Frankenstein. In good condition for its age, with a minor crease to the bottom left-hand corner, and gentle silvering and discoloration in spots. English stage and screen actor Colin Clive is forever remembered for his electrifying portrayals of the titular mad scientist in James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), two classics of the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres. He also starred as Orlac in the Peter Lorre favorite Mad Love (1935). In 1937, Clive died tragically of tuberculosis, exasperated by his longtime alcoholism, aged only 37 years.