Laird Cregar Vintage Promo Photos. Laird Cregar (1913-1944) was a magnificent Hollywood villain, a 6'3," 300-lb. "heavy" best-remembered for his spine-chilling portrayal of Jack the Ripper in The Lodger (1944). He used to laugh ruefully that he received "fan mail" from people who took his screen image too seriously, and who would list the various ways in which they would like to kill him. Tragically, Cregar's fanatical determination to escape typecasting and play leading man roles resulted in a disastrous crash diet that led to the brilliant actor's death at the age of 31.This set of 11 b&w 8" x 10" promo stills of Cregar pay worthy tribute to the actor, including headshots and promo stills from Hudson's Bay, Blood and Sand, Charley's Aunt, I Wake Up Screaming, Rings on her Fingers, Ten Gentlemen from West Point, The Black Swan, Hello Frisco, Hello, Holy Matrimony, and an especially moody and eerie study from The Lodger, as well as a publicity portrait of Cregar. In overall Very Fine condition, mild wear and tanning, and small punch holes along one edge of each.

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