NICK CRAVAT

Lengthy, undated ALS, “N. Cravat,” on the reverse side of a printed biographical blurb, about 8.5 x 6.75.  In part:  “There have been others offhand I can’t think of them possible twenty others [indecipherable] I can’t think of & most of them walk on parts.  However, i did 39 Monte Cristo + half hour shows made in England & I co-starred in it with George Dolanz.  It was a T.V. series, I thought they were very good… The reason I cut this or that simply because these characters who write some of this crape [sic] not all ways tell it like it is… (P.S.  My birth name is Nicholas Cuccia).”  Fine condition, with mild creasing along the right edge.  Nick Cravat’s show business career began as a circus acrobat who partnered with Burt Lancaster.  Later, Lancaster would use Cravat in several movies, perhaps most notably in The Crimson Pirate (1952), and he was also famously featured as a menacing gremlin in the “Twilight Zone” episode, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” (1963).  Autographed material in virtually any format is exceptionally rare.

$250