GENE RAYMOND - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 284170
Sale Price $450.00
B/w photo of a young Raymond - serious and intense stare
Photograph Inscribed and signed: To Pedro Serna/Kindest wishes/Gene Raymond". B/w 10x8, printed on canvas. 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 actress Jeanette MacDonald from 1937 until her death in 1965. Stray ink splatter at upper center section, affecting his hair. Top edge lightly chipped. Otherwise, fine condition.
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