JEFFREY LYNN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1940 - HFSID 289523
Sale Price $198.00
Vintage photo in tweed jacket and open collar, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman, "a most pleasant acquaintanceship"
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul -/In high regard/for a most pleasant/acquaintanceship/The best of everything to you./Jeffrey Lynn". B/w, 7½x9½. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: Aug 2 - 1940. Jeffrey Lynn (1906-1995) appeared in a number of feature films, including The Fighting 69th (1940), All This and Heaven Too (1940) and Million Dollar Baby (1941), but perhaps his "biggest" assignment was "starring" as Ashley Wilkes in the screen tests for David O. Selznick's 1939 epic, Gone With The Wind. Lynn, who read lines for such aspiring Scarlett O'Haras as Paulette Goddard and Frances Dee, left Hollywood two years later to become an Army intelligence officer in WWII (he was awarded a Bronze Star). Beginning in 1948, Lynn attempted to resume his screen career, appearing in such films as Butterfield 8 (1960) and Tony Rome (1967). He found greater success, however, as a stage and television actor, starring in two series, My Son Jeep (1953) and Star Stage (1955), and appearing on the soaps The Secret Storm (1966-1967) and The Edge of Night (1971). Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Fine condition.
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