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Frankenstein: Glenn Strange  Authentic Autographed Signed Photo

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Frankenstein: Glenn Strange 
Authentic Autographed Signed Vintage Horror Movie Photograp

Beckett Certified Authentic


Stunning Authentically Autographed Glenn Strange 8x10” photo posing as "Frankenstein"  for the 1943 Horror classic film "House of Frankenstein".   In gorgeous bold black ink on light background resulting in perfect contrast to his signature !   Autographed Unpersonalized, "Glenn Strange".   A terrific and Rare Image of Frankenstein.   A Gem!

Note:   Glenn Strange in character "Frankenstein"  Signed Photos are very Rare and highly desirable.  AND, this is the only one we've ever seen that he did NOT Personalize to someone, who most collectors prefer.  

*Certified Authentic by the leading autograph authentication service Beckett and comes with Beckett Full Letter of Authenticity .   (Note:  The Two Top former PSA Authenticators moved to Beckett about 5 years ago. Hence our preference is always Beckett COAs). 

Extremely Rare & Extraordinary Autographed Frankenstein Photo.   As you may or may not know , after Boris Karloff retired his Frankenstein character, he was replaced by Glenn Strange who took over the immortal monster role in such Universal horror classics as "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein", "House of Frankenstein" and "House of Dracula".   Over the past 35 years only a few authentically autographed  Glenn Strange "Frankenstein" have surfaced .  One selling at auction in January 2015 for $5300!    This gem has been certified Authentic by the leading autograph authentication service Beckett and comes with full certification letter .   

* See enlargeable images above and below.. 

Size: 8x10"

Sought-after glossy Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Glenn Strange as the  Frankenstein monster, signed in black felt tip Unpersonalized, "Glenn Strange". .  In fine condition, with some scattered light surface creases. Strange is uncommon across all formats, and signed photos of his most recognizable character are seldom encountered. Certified Beckett.

In 1942, he appeared in The Mad Monster for PRC, a poverty row studio. In 1944, while Strange was being made up for an action film at Universal, make-up artist Jack Pierce noticed that Strange's facial features and 6'5" height would be appropriate for the role of Frankenstein's monster. Strange was cast in 1944 film House of Frankenstein in the role created by Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931), coached by Karloff personally after hours.   Strange and Karloff appeared together in House of Frankenstein  (see photo).Celebrity Horror Autographs Memorabilia

Strange recounted a personal anecdote in Ted Newsom's documentary, 100 Years of Horror (1996). On the set of House of Dracula (1945), Lon Chaney, Jr., got him extremely inebriated. In the scene in which the Monster is discovered in a cave, Strange lay immersed for hours in "faked quicksand" (actually cold mud) waiting for the cameras to roll. As Glenn began to get a serious chill, Chaney recommended that alcohol would keep Strange warm. Strange could barely walk straight after the day's shooting.

Strange played the monster a third time in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), with Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man and Bela Lugosi in his second screen appearance as Count Dracula. Strange also appeared in character with Lou Costello in a haunted house skit on The Colgate Comedy Hour and made a gag publicity appearance as a masked flagpole-sitter for a local Los Angeles TV show in the 1950s. After weeks of the station teasing the public about the sitter's identity, Strange removed his mask and revealed himself as Frankenstein's monster (actually, yet another mask.) Strange also played a monster in the Bowery Boys horror-comedy Master Minds in 1949, mimicking the brain-transplanted Huntz Hall's frantic comedy movements, with Hall providing his own dubbed voice.

During the wave of monster-related merchandising in the late 1950s and 1960s, Glenn Strange's iconic image often was used for the monster on toys, games, and paraphernalia, most often from his appearance in the Abbott and Costello film. In 1969, The New York Times mistakenly published Boris Karloff's obituary with Glenn Strange's picture as the Frankenstein monster.

On September 20, 1973, at age 74, Strange died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California. Singer Eddie Dean, with whom Strange had collaborated on various songs and opening themes for films, sang at Strange's funeral service as a final tribute. Strange is interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. In 1975, two years after Strange's death, his Gunsmoke costar Buck Taylor named his third son Cooper Glenn Taylor after Strange.


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