ROBERT STEPHENS

Vintage signature and inscription, “To John/with very best wishes/Robert Stephens,” in black fountain pen on a 6×4 white index card.  Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the bottom right corner.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in October 1965.  John Verzi collection.  The highly-touted stage actor is perhaps best remembered for playing the title role in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).  He also appeared with then-wife Maggie Smith in such films as Much Ado About Nothing (1967 TV movie), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Travels With My Aunt (1972).  Autographed material is rather uncommon.

$25