GALE SONDERGAARD - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 180288
Sale Price $288.00
Black and white publicity photograph of a young Gale Sondergaard wearing a sequined dress smoking a cigarette.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "Best Wishes/to/Bill Van Buskirk/Gale/Sondergaard". B/w, 8x10. Gale Sondergaard (1899-1985) won the first Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1936 for her portrayal of Faith Paleologue in her screen debut in Anthony Adverse. She specialized in playing evil women. Her husband, director Herbert Biberman, was one of the "Hollywood Ten" sentenced to prison terms following their appearances before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and neither could get any more work. After appearing in East Side, West Side in 1949, Sondergaard did not work in films again until the 1960s. She had starring roles in two 1976 films: Pleasantville and Return of a Man Called Horse. Pen has skipped at inscription. Ink note on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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