ADORABLE MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1933 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRI GARAT, HERBERT MUNDIN, JANET GAYNOR, C. AUBREY SMITH - HFSID 277278
Sale Price $637.50
ADORABLE MOVIE CAST: JANET GAYNOR and others
The stars inscribe a framed still from the 1933 classic.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To T. W. Young. We'll be seeing you in 'Adorable.'/Janet Gaynor", "C. Aubrey Smith", "Henry Garat" and "Herbert Mundin". B/w, 11½x9. Matted and framed to an overall size of 15½x12½. This comedy from 20th Century-Fox starred Gaynor as a Princess who disguises herself as a manicurist and falls in love with a delicatessen worker (Garat), despite the efforts of the Prime Minister (Smith) to arrange her marriage to a Prince. Mundin played a detective. JANET GAYNOR (1906-1984) was a star of the late silent era and early talkies whose charming, gentle voice was ideally suited to sound in films. She won the first Academy Award for Best Actress (1927/1928) for her performances as Diane in Seventh Heaven, Angela in Street Angel and the wife in Sunrise (the early Oscars were often given for cumulative work). She was nominated for the 1938 Oscar for her role as Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester in A Star is Born. C. AUBREY SMITH (1863-1948) was an English soccer and cricket star before turning to acting. He made his London stage debut in 1895, his first film appearance in 1914. Smith was one of Hollywood's favorite choices for English roles, especially military martinets. (He the 1939 version of The Four Feathers, Smith declared, "War was war in my day, sir!"). HENRY GARAT (1902-1958), born Henri Garascu, was a music hall and operetta star who appeared many in the films of his native France. Former English music hall performer HERBERT MUNDIN (1898-1939), who died young in an auto accident, supplied comic relief in many films of the 1930s. Lightly stained, creased and silvered. Ink has run slightly at inscription. Minor chips to wooden frame. Framed, not in Gallery of History style. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. "As is" framing purchase.
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