FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW - INSCRIBED PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED CIRCA 1939 - HFSID 176602
FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW Vintage black and white picture postcard of Freddie Bartholomew wearing a dark suit and top hat. Picture postcard inscribed and signed: "To/Roy,/Best Regards/Freddie/Bartholomew". B/w, 3½x5½.
Sale Price $342.00
Vintage black and white picture postcard of Freddie Bartholomew wearing a dark suit and top hat.
Picture postcard inscribed and signed: "To/Roy,/Best Regards/Freddie/Bartholomew". B/w, 3½x5½. 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 at blank margins and corners. Lightly soiled on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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