JOAN CRAWFORD - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 217073
Sale Price $1,105.00
10x13 black and white publicity photograph of Joan Crawford wearing a black top.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To George Brand/Gratefully/Joan Crawford". B/w, 10x13. Joan Crawford (1904-1977) shot to stardom on the strength of 1928's Our Dancing Daughters, starring as Diana "Di" Medford, a role originally intended for Clara Bow. The film was hugely successful, and MGM soon doubled her salary and began featuring her name on marquees. Unlike so many stars of the period, Crawford successfully made the transformation from the silents to the sound era, although she preferred the silents. Crawford, originally a professional dancer, had made her film debut in 1925. She won a Best Actress Academy Award for Mildred Pierce (1945) and was nominated for Best Actress Oscars for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). A tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest (1978, later made into a feature film), by her daughter Christina, portrayed Crawford as unfeeling and ruthlessly ambitious. However, Crawford was a faithful correspondent with her large fan base. Slightly creased in margins. Lightly creased near lower edge. Mounting tape stains on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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