GOODBYE, MY FANCY PLAY CAST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: SHIRLEY BOOTH, SAM WANAMAKER, CONRAD NAGEL, MADELEINE CARROLL - HFSID 275361
Sale Price $595.00
GOODBYE, MY FANCY: MADELEINE CARROLL, SHIRLEY BOOTH, CONRAD NAGEL and SAM WANAMAKER
Large 10¼x 13½ vintage still from the Broadway play, signed by its top-billed stars and director
Vintage Photograph inscribed and signed: "Dick M./Thank you for/all your/help/Sam", "to Dick M./affectionately/Madeleine", "To Dick M/Best Always/Conrad" and "To Dick/Fond Memories/Shirley". B/w, 10¼x13½. Photograph by Vandamm, New York (imprint at lower left corner). Inscribed to noted Broadway producer Richard Meyers. Goodbye, My Fancy ran from 1948-1949 for a total of 446 Broadway performances. Carroll starred as Agatha Reed in her debut (and last) Broadway role, Booth co-starred as Grace Woods, Nagel was James Merrill and Wanamaker, who portrayed Matt Cole, also directed the play. Booth won the 1949 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic). British actress Madeleine Carroll(1906-1987), born Edith Madeleine Carroll, made her film debut in 1928 and went on to appear on the big screen until 1949. She made the transition from silent films to sound films easily, gaining notoriety for her good looks as well as her icy tone. Her credits include notable films such as The 39 Steps (1935), Lloyd's of London (1936), and The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). Carroll, who also appeared on several early TV anthologies from 1950-1955, was also known to American audiences for performing on such radio shows as The Chase and Sanborn Hour (1938). Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece The 39 Steps catapulted the blond actress into stardom; she reportedly earned over a quarter-million dollars in 1938 alone. During WWII, she let her acting career fall to the wayside to work as a Red Cross nurse in field hospitals in Italy under an assumed name. She returned to acting in 1947 and even made her stage debut on Broadway in 1948, but never reached her previous success. Actress Shirley Booth(1909-1992)won an Oscar for Come Back Little Sheba (1953) and three Tony Awards (for Goodbye, My Fancy, (1949); Come Back Little Sheba (1950); and Time of the Cuckoo (1953). She won two Emmy awards for her role as Hazel in the titular television series (1961-1966). Conrad Nagel (1897-1970) made his professional stage debut in 1914 and his first film appearance four years later. A major star of silent and early talking films, Nagel played character roles in his later years and hosted a TV show, The Silver Theater. One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Pictures and its President for two years (1931-1933), Nagel was active in originating the Academy Awards. Actor and director Sam Wanamaker(1919-1993) was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1978 TV miniseries, Holocaust. Wanamaker, who made his film debut in 1948, went on to appear in a number of films, including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Private Benjamin (1980), and Superman VI: The Quest for Peace (1980). Wanamaker is also well known for his work in the theater. In 1957, five years after he made his London stage debut, Wanamaker became Director of the New Shakespeare Theatre in Liverpool, and he was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Globe Theatre in London after he was placed on the Hollywood Blacklist. Booth's signature written at dark area, but completely legible. Lightly rippled. Minor glue stains at upper and lower margins. Minor nicks at lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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