HERBERT RAWLINSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 319890
Sale Price $446.25
Amazing vintage photo of the silent film star shown in a sharp suit, gazing into the camera. Extremely Rare!
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Bill Bessette/With my very best wishes/Herbert Rawlinson." Sepia toned, 8x10. Herbert Rawlinson (1885-1953, born in Brighton, East Essex, England, United Kingdom) was a stage actor who moved to the silver screen in 1911. A leading man in silent films, he gradually moved to character roles when soundies made their debut, often as a criminal masquerading as a pillar of society. Rawlinson made several serials during the silent era and returned to them in 1937 with the title role in Blake of Scotland Yard. He appeared in Columbia Pictures fifteen episode serialSuperman (1948) as Dr. Arnold Graham. Later he acted in the very first episode of the television series The Adventures of Superman titled Superman on Earth which aired on September 19, 1952. In it he played Rozan, the head of the Kryptonian Council on Superman's home planet of Krypton. A star is dedicated to Rawlinson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the motion picture industry. Lightly bowed. Corners lightly creased. Extensive pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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