CHARLES BICKFORD - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1938 - HFSID 289069
CHARLES BICKFORD Shown seated in light colored jacket and print tie, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul/Best Wishes/Charles Bickford". B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: January 22, 1938.
Sale Price $720.00
Shown seated in light colored jacket and print tie, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul/Best Wishes/Charles Bickford". B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: January 22, 1938. Charles Bickford (1891-1967) debuted on Broadway in 1919 and in movies in 1929. In 1930 he played Greta Garbo's lover in Anna Christie. His inability to get along with directors, and his mauling by a lion on the set of East of Java (1935) diminished his chances for leading man stardom, but it he remained highly successful in character roles, nominated three times for the Best Supporting Actor (The Song of Bernadette, 1943; The Farmer's Daughter, 1947; and Johnny Belinda (1948). He was a familiar face on TV from the 1950s, playing a recurring role on The Virginian until shortly before his death. 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. Scattered light creases and surface marks. Light semi-circular crease touches signature. Minor surface chip at right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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