CLAIRE BLOOM - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 44465
Sale Price $324.00
B/w headshot of actress Claire Bloom in a dress with a high collar and choker, signed with her "Best Wishes" in blue ink
Photograph signed "Best Wishes/Claire Bloom". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w, 10x8 overall, 9½x7½ image, one surface. According to the notations on verso, this is a photo from A Doll's House (1973), based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. English actress Claire Bloom made her London stage debut in The Lady's Not for Burning (1947), starring the following year as Hamlet's Ophelia, the first of her many Shakespearean roles. She has said that her favorite stage role was that of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Her many film parts include Chaplin's Limelight (1952), Anna Karenina and Wuthering Heights. Her appearances on American television range from soap operas (As the World Turns) to miniseries (Edith Wilson in Backstairs at the White House) to Masterpiece Theatre (Brideshead Revisited). Her first marriage was to actor Rod Steiger, her third to novelist Phillip Roth. (Bloom and Roth penned very unflattering accounts of each other after their 1995 breakup, Bloom's appearing in her autobiography) Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Lightly rounded top left corner. Light impressions on image (not visible head-on). Otherwise in fine condition.
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