JAMES MASON - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CLAUDETTE COLBERT - HFSID 287439
Sale Price $216.00
JAMES MASON CO SIGNED: CLAUDETTER COLBERTThe English Oscar nominated actor and the 1934 Academy Award for Best Actress winner sign on opposite sides of a 4½x5¼ paper with their photographs affixed Signatures: "James Mason" and "Claudette Colbert" on verso. 4½x5¼. On front a 1¼x1¼ newspaper photograph of Mason is affixed (two surfaces). On verso a 1¼x1¼ Newspaper photograph of Colbert is affixed (two surfaces). English actorJamesMason (1909-1984) earned Oscar nominations for Best Actor for A Star Is Born (1954) and Best Supporting Actor for Georgy Girl (1966) and The Verdict (1982). Whether playing Brutus (Julius Caesar, 1953), a master spy (North By Northwest, 1959) or a pedophile (Lolita, 1962), Mason could be counted on for a strong performance. Among his other notable films are Madame Bovary (1949), The Desert Fox (1951), Prisoner of Zenda (1952) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). Paris-born actress Claudette Colbert (1903-1996), who came to New York at the age of seven, embarked on a stage career in 1925. Colbert disliked film acting, but audiences responded to her beauty and cultured voice, so she forsook the stage for Hollywood. Her popularity (and salary) skyrocketed after she was cast as "the wickedest woman in history," Nero's unscrupulous wife Poppaea, in the Biblical epic The Sign of the Cross (1932). Colbert showed her flair for sophisticated comedy by winning the1934 Academy Award for Best Actressfor It Happened One Night. Traveling the usual "fading star" route, Colbert made films in Europe and a budget Western in the U.S. before returning triumphantly to Broadway. In 1961, she returned to Hollywood as Troy Donahue's mother in Parrish. It would be her last film appearance until the 1987 TV movie, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, which she far outclassed her material. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. 1/8 inch tear on right edge. 1/2x1/8 inch piece missing from left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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