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    Boris Karloff Signed Photo from "Tower of London". "Karloff can't be taken seriously, else he would drive one insane from fright," wrote the INew York Times Q critic after viewing Universal's Tower of London (1939). The medieval melodrama presented Karloff in one of most vividly wicked roles - Mord, the bald-pated, club-footed, axe-swinging Tower executioner, begging Richard III (Basil Rathbone) to allow him to enter battle and kill "in hot blood." Karloff signed this spine-chilling original 8 "x 10" portrait of himself as "Mord " in black fountain ink to Donnie Dunagan, "For Donnie with love from 'Tower of London' Boris Karloff." Dunagan played "Baby Prince Richard" in Tower of London, and he and Karloff had acted previously, of course, in Universal's Son of Frankenstein (1939). There 's a pin hole in each of the border corners, and the reverse bears the green-ink stamp, "BORIS KARLOFF Appearing in Universal Pictures" In Excellent condition. Donnie Dunagan has great personal affection for "Mr. K," and this wonderful signed photo has been an especially prized item in his personal collection for almost seventy years. From the Donnie Dunagan Archive..

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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