EDNA BEST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1954 - HFSID 289934
Sale Price $531.25
Promotional photograph for Warner Bros. 1940 film A Dispatch from Reuter's, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman.
Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Saul/Edna Best", B/w 8x10. Collectors ink note on verso dates signature: February 27, 1954. 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. Lightly creased. Lightly worn. Light surface scratches (not visible head on). Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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