Acclaimed horror film director, drew and signed two costume sketches for actors playing Frederick Douglass and Susan, 4to, 1920. JAMES WHALE.
Acclaimed horror film director, drew and signed two costume sketches for actors playing Frederick Douglass and Susan, 4to, 1920.
JAMES WHALE

(1889 – 1957) English film director, theater director and actor, best known for his horror films.

Acclaimed horror film director, drew and signed two costume sketches for actors playing Frederick Douglass and Susan, 4to, 1920.

Whale wrote notes on the Frederick Douglas character sketch: "'Wallace Evennett as 'Frederic[sic] Douglass" and below, "It is all right." Between the notes, Whale signed and dated, "J. Whale 1920." The second sketch from the same production identifies the character as "Susan" with dialogue below. "Now look 'ere you Mr. Douglass!!!" And again between the notes he has signed and dated, "J. Whale 1920." The sketches are rendered in artists pencil and ink. Wallace Evennett (1887-1973) was a British actor. Before he directed horror films, notably "Frankenstein," the "Invisible Man," and "Bride of Frankenstein," Whale designed sets and costumes for the theater. He is particularly recognized for the theatrical elements in these classics. Material signed by Whale is rare in any form.

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