GENE RAYMOND - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 02/16/1936 - HFSID 292770
Sale Price $531.25
Vintage glossy, shown in suit and tie
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Joe -/Best Wishes/Gene Raymond/2-16-1936". B/w, 8x10. Gene Raymond (1908-1998) first appeared on stage at age 5, and on Broadway at age 12. Some of his best screen assignments include the anguished death row inmate in If I Had a Million (1932), the renegade groundskeeper in Zoo in Budapest (1933), the guy who won Dolores Del Rio in Flying Down to Rio (1933), the stuffy "other man" in Hitchcock's Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) and a glad-handing politico in The Best Man (1964). In 1948, Raymond produced, directed, co-wrote and starred in Million Dollar Weekend. A B-17 bomber pilot over Germany in World War II, he remained in the active reserves until 1968, long enough to fly airlifts in Vietnam, retire as a Colonel and win many decorations, including the Legion of Merit. He was married to singer and actress Jeanette MacDonald from 1937 until her death in 1965. Multiple ink stamps and notes (unknown hand) on verso. Minor surface creases. Corners lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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