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    Edward Van Sloan, Actor in Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy, Personal Letter. Edward Van Sloan (1881-1964), revered for his powerful force-for-good performances as Prof. Van Helsing in Dracula(1931), Dr. Waldman in Frankenstein(1931) and Prof. Muller in The Mummy(1932), signs this birthday greeting (dated March 1, 1963) to his niece as "Uncle Van." He briefly inscribes the card and proceeds to "misquote" (as he puts it) Shakespeare - "I should be as old as you - If like a crab - I could go backward." The inside of the card opens up to a full letter, in which Van Sloan writes about his sister's poor health, his love of history, and other personal matters. The letter, written a year before his death, charmingly reveals the gracious and eloquent personality of this actor, who made an indelible impression in three of Hollywood's most legendary horror films and whose autograph in indeed rare in any form. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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