Sinister Cinema: Warren “Spider” Hull

For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday Brian Leno reports:

“As an added bonus I’ve included a scan of the signature of Warren Hull, who played the Spider in the two serials, The Spider’s Web (1938) and The Spider Returns (1941).

“Hull was a busy actor in the serials and showed up not only as the Spider, but as Mandrake the Magician, and as the Green Hornet in The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1941) — pic below.   

“He also appeared in two movies with Boris Karloff, Night Key and The Walking Dead. (Not exactly the best of Boris, but anything with Karloff is worth watching.)

“Just an extra note, but if the Hull autograph is turned over, the other side displays the signature of baseball great Rocky Colavito, one of the great home run hitters for the Cleveland Indians in the fifties and sixties.

“Of course there was also a serial made from The Shadow magazine, with great character actor Victor Jory in the leading role.

“Some Sunday we’ll show a Maxwell Grant/Walter Gibson double autograph along with that of Jory.

“Stay tuned — it’ll either be a Saturday or a Sunday. For the matinee.”

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