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. 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
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