KENNETH STRICKFADEN (1896 – 1984) : signed 3½” x 5″ card in black ballpoint pen : “Ken Strickfaden / 1984”.
Ken Strickfaden – also known as ‘Mr. Electric’ or ‘The Old Prof’- created the special effects in Frankenstein (1931), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and in many other films and tv-series.
This (signed and) hand drawn sketch (signed in January 1984 – just before he passed away) shows two of his most famous creations : the lightning screen and his Jacob’s ladder. Het also sketched the original Frankenstein Monster.
His signature in any form is ultra – rare !