FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 276036
FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW Vintage M-G-M photograph of the famous child actor. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Wally,/Best Wishes/Freddie Bartholomew". B/w with sepia hue, 8x10. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer publicity photograph (imprinted at lower margin).
Sale Price $510.00
Vintage M-G-M photograph of the famous child actor.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Wally,/Best Wishes/Freddie Bartholomew". B/w with sepia hue, 8x10. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer publicity photograph (imprinted at lower margin). Actor Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992), was one of the most popular child actors in the history of film. Bartholomew, who made his film debut in Toyland in 1930, made become a star when he appeared as "David Copperfield as a child" in the 1935 film, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger (popularly known simply as David Copperfield). Bartholomew would go on to appear in such films as Anna Karenina (1935), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Captains Courageous (1937), Kidnapped (1938) and Swiss Family Robinson (1940). When his salary soared to $2,500 a week, Bartholomew as second only to Shirley Temple as the highest-paid child actor. Last seen in the 1951 film, St. Benny the Dip, Bartholomew also made three appearances on television (1949-1950). He was also known for the 1937 court case in which his parents and his aunt, who had raised him, battled for his custody. That and other legal actions took the major portion of the salaries Bartholomew had earned, and, after a stint in the Air Force during WWII, he went to work for an advertising agency. Lightly creased and soiled at blank margins and corners. Minor surface creases and striations (most not evident head on), minor striations at facial image. Name written (unknown hand) on verso, which also has pencil notes and two tape remnants (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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