EDNA BEST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1940 - HFSID 289457
Sale Price $510.00
Promotional photo for Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, her best remembered role, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul/Edna Best". B/w, 8x10. Captioned in lower margin. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature July 12, 1940. English actress Edna Best (1900-1974) was women's swim champion of Sussex. Initially a stage performer, she entered films in 1931, and is best remembered as the mother in the original version of Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934). Among her other films were Intermezzo (1939), Swiss Family Robinson (1940) and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). Having appeared on London television as early as 1938 (in an adaptation of an Agatha Christie story), she won an Emmy in 1957 for This Happy Breed. Married to actor Herbert Marshall from 1928 to 1940, she was the mother of another actress, Sarah Marshall. 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. Otherwise, Fine condition.
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