BETTE DAVIS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MARY MARTIN, CLAUDETTE COLBERT, FAY WRAY, DON AMECHE, RED SKELTON - HFSID 84266
Sale Price $1,020.00
STARS SALUTE RKO RADIO PICTURES
BETTE DAVIS, DON AMECHE, CLAUDETTE COLBERT, MARY MARTIN, RED SKELTON and FAY WRAY. Photograph signed: "Fay Wray", "Claudette/Colbert", "Don Ameche", "Red Skelton", "Mary Martin" and "Bette Davis" at blank margins. B/w, 7½x9½ overall, image 3¼x6 (one surface). Photograph of an RKO Radio Pictures poster depicting many of the studio's stars; films released by the studio are printed at border of image. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards for Best Actress, screen legend BETTE DAVIS (1908-1989) won in 1936 for her role as Joyce Heath in Dangerous and in 1939 for portraying Julie Marsden in Jezebel. She was also nominated for her roles as Mildred Rogers in Of Human Bondage, Judy Traherne in Dark Victory, Leslie Crosbie in The Letter, Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes, Charlotte Vale in Now, Voyager, Fanny Trellis Skeffington in Mr. Skeffington, Margo Channing in All About Eve, Margaret Elliot in The Star and Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? DON AMECHE (1908-1993) was so memorable in the title role in 1939's The Story of Alexander Graham Bell that for years afterward a telephone was known as an "ameche". After working in films and occasionally on television for many years, Ameche won his only Oscar, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Cocoon (1985). Paris-born actress CLAUDETTE COLBERT (1903-1996), who was brought to New York at the age of seven, saw her popularity (and salary) skyrocket after she was cast as "the wickedest woman in history", Nero's unscrupulous wife Poppaea, in the Biblical epic The Sign of the Cross (1932). Colbert showed her flair for sophisticated comedy by winning the 1934 Academy Award for Best Actress for It Happened One Night. Actress MARY MARTIN (1913-1990) won the Tony Award for Best Actress for South Pacific (1950), Peter Pan (1955) and The Sound of Music (1960), and she was nominated for a fourth Tony for I Do! I Do! (1967). Martin, who also won a special Tony Award for the national tour of Annie Get Your Gun (1948), is the mother of actor Larry Hagman. RICHARD "RED" SKELTON (1913-1997) is best known for his radio (1941-1953) and later TV show, The Red Skelton Show (1951-1971), on which he developed such classic characters as Junior (the Mean Widdle Kid), Freddie the Freeloader, Clem Kadiddlehopper, George Appleby, Sheriff Deadeye, San Fernando Red and others. Skelton, who debuted in films in 1938, was also an accomplished painter, best known for his clown paintings. Although actress FAY WRAY (1907-2004), born Vina Fay Wray in Canada, made more than 75 films, she is best remembered for her role as Ann Darrow in the 1933 classic, King Kong. Wray, "the beauty who killed the beast", started in films at the age of 12 in 1919 (Blind Husbands), and first found stardom in 1928 in The Wedding March. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 14½x23¼.
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