We have pulled from our personal collection our most important Authentically Signed Vintage Horror piece. Look at this 8x10" photo and what else needs to be said ? Serious Collectors know the extreme Rarity of a Bela Lugosi AUTHENTICALLY Signed Dracula Photo. But, what makes this stand out beyond what any dealer has EVER offered is that it doesn't only come with a Life Time Guarantee of Authenticity, it also comes with the most SOLID, and UNQUESTIONABLE Provenance EVER offered for a piece of this magnitude. This Lugosi photo was signed in front of and for a personal friend of Lugosi, Alex Gordan.
In over 25 years of collecting, we have never seen an authentically signed "Dracula" photo of this magnitude.
Condition: Excellently Preserved! Size: 8x10". With dark bold vintage fountain pen signature. Photo itself has just the slightest age toning which one would expect from an Original 60 year old photo.
In Lugosi's hand, "To Alex and Dick good luck Bela Lugosi"..If you Amazon "Bride of the Monster" you will see Alex Gordan, along with his brother Dick Gordan were writers for this Ed Wood's classic from 1955.
This photo went from Alex Gordan to two individuals and then myself. The person I bought from contacted Alex who didn't live far from him in CA. My source met with Alex and bought additional vintage Horror memorabilia from him. At one meeting my source brought this photo to show Alex and Alex recounted exactly where and when Lugosi signed this photo for him. Written provenance of this meeting from my source is included.
Terrific and Very scarce original photo still showing the Babe himself instructing the film's main cast members, including William Bendix, how to swing a bat. Incredible photo as we have never seen one before. May be one of a kind! Excellent condition, with beautiful vintage sepia toning. Photo most likely shot in 1947 during filming, just months before Babe's rapid decline in health from cancer.