ANNABELLA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1938 - HFSID 289451
Sale Price $616.25
Vintage studio photo for 20th Century Fox, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul,/best wishes/Annabella". B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: July 19, 1938. French actress Annabella (1909-1996), born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier, was tappedat age 16 to star in Napoléon (1927). She was a star of French movies in the 1930s before coming to Hollywood in 1938. The following year, Annabella married her third husband (1939-1948), Tyrone Power; her second husband (1931-1938) was actor Jean Murat. Anabella's film credits include Dinner at the Ritz (1937), The Baroness and the Butler (1938), Suez (1938), Bridal Suite (1939) and Don Juan (1950). Annabella starred in two Broadway plays, an adaptation of Sartre's No Exit (1946), and before that her Broadway debut in Jacobowsky and the Colonel, which ran for 417 performances in 1944. Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Corners worn and creased. Lightly toned around edges. Surface creases (not seen head on). Otherwise, Fine condition.
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