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"The Bride of Frankenstein"
Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester
And, Boris Karloff Signed Photo with ORIGINAL mailing envelop
|Vintage signatures from these
two horror legends and framed with the best photo from the unforgettable classic "The
Bride of Frankenstein".
With all the fakes and secretarial signatures of Karloff, especially on places like ebay, here is a chance to own the "real thing". A vintage Boris Karloff signature that was acquired in 1952 by the person I bought it from. Comes with his COA and details of where and when he acquired it. He explains that he attended Hollywood High School across the street from one of the major studios and use to wait for stars to come out.
Also on a vintage album page is the signature of Elsa Lanchester. On the reverse is the signature of famous boxer Max Baer dated 1946.
Guaranteed authentic for life.
($750 without frame, just matted).
|Original 5x7" photo,
vintage signed and inscribed in fountain pen by legendary horror actor Boris Karloff.
Photo is attached with tape on the back to an 8x10" cardboard frame. Photo shows some
cracking. Comes with the original envelope, postmarked 1950, also in Karloff's own hand.
Karloff was Hollywood's most successful boogeyman, an actor whose menacing mien scared the heck out of several generations of film fans. The son of a family of British diplomats, he eschewed foreign-service work in favor of acting, emigrating to Canada and eventually touring with small companies all over North America. He made his screen debut as an extra in "The Dumb Girl of Portici" (1916), but didn't approach film work in earnest until 1919, when he appeared with Douglas Fairbanks in "His Majesty, The American." Having resigned himself to work as a character actor, Karloff was more than happy to assume a role originally offered to "Dracula" star Bela Lugosi, who refused it on the ground that he would be unrecognizable under heavy makeup in a part with no dialogue -Karloff played the lumbering monster in "Frankenstein" (1931), a physically demanding assignment that made him a star. Considered a late bloomer in Hollywood, "Frankenstein" premiered when he was 44 years old. Interestingly, he narrated TV's "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" (1966), and was the original inspiration for the first illustrations of the Incredible Hulk. Karloff died in 1969.
We have never acquired a Karloff autograph of this caliber, with the Original mailing envelop all handwritten in his own hand! In the days of massive internet auction site forgeries , here is a chance to own the genuine Karloff signed photo with great provenance!
As always, Guaranteed Authentic for Life.