IMITATION GENERAL MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: GLENN FORD, RED BUTTONS, TAINA ELG - HFSID 295771
Sale Price $360.00
IMITATION GENERAL MOVIE CAST: CO-SIGNED BY GLENN FORD, RED BUTTONS and TAINA ELG
The three are shown together in character from the 1958 film Imitation General in this black and white photograph
Photograph signed: "Hello/Red Buttons", "Best wishes/Glenn Ford" and "Taina Elg", B/w 10x8. The 1958 film Imitation General tells the story of WWII soldier Master Sargent Murphy Savage (Glenn Ford) who imitates a fallen general in order to rally his fellow soldiers. After making his screen debut in 20th Century-Fox's Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence (1939), GLENN FORD(1916-2006) played diverse roles, including dark characters (The Blackboard Jungle and Ransom, both released in 1955), romantic leading men (Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956; The Gazebo, 1959) and rugged western heroes (The Desperados, 1943; The Sheepman, 1958; Cimarron, 1960). In 1958, Ford was voted the number one male box-office attraction, and he remained popular long after the studio system that "created" him had collapsed. Later in his career, he appeared on television as well as appearing in feature films, including Superman: The Movie (1978). Born Aaron Chwatt, RED BUTTONS (1919-2006) got his nickname as an 18-year-old singing bellhop in a Bronx tavern. His TV show was a big hit in its first season (1952), landing him on the cover of "Time" magazine. Buttons won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Sayonara (1957), and nominations for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Harlow (1965) and They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969). Finnish actress TAINA ELG was born on March 9, 1930 in Impilahti, Finland. After performing at the Royal Ballet in London and the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas in Paris she was signed to a Hollywood Contract. She made her MGM film debut in The Prodigal (1955) and was soon honored by the Golden Globes with the "foreign newcomer" Award. Elg continued to perform on stage and in television and films for over fifty years and received another Golden Globe Award for her performance in Les Girls (1957). Other film credits include Imitation General (1958), The 39 Steps (1959) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). Slightly creased and worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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