David Manners Signed Book and Signed Photo. "I hated doing those things!" said David Manners of his legendary horror films, Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy. "I never dreamed they would become classics." Besides being horror's perfect storybook-style hero, Manners was a serviceable and self-effacing leading man to such ladies as Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, and Loretta Young - but gave it all up in 1936. He never appeared in another Hollywood film, eventually came back to the stage, but left acting entirely by the early 1950s and concentrated on writing about spiritual topics. This lot celebrates both Manners the actor and Manners the author. There's an 8x10 still from Dracula, showing Manners with the tragic leading lady Helen Chandler (his favorite co-star - he later claimed he'd have married her is she had been available) and waving away a flapping bat. The still is boldly inscribed in black ink, "To Phil + Marisa - David Manners." The second item is the 82-page paperback book Look Through, a 1978 updated version of his 1971 book, covering Manners' metaphysical beliefs. It's inscribed in blue ink on the title page, "For Phil + Marisa - David Manners." Manners outlived most of his old Hollywood compatriots, dying in 1998 at age 98. He's a major player in Golden Age Horror, whose autograph is desirable - especially on Dracula pictures. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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