JOAN CRAWFORD - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 67488
Sale Price $680.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Joan Crawford leaning against a pillar.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "Hi to/Lillyan/from/Joan Crawford". B/w, 7¾x9¾ in a 10x12¾ (closed) leather portifolio. 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 silent movies to the sound era, although she preferred the silent movies. 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. Ink lightly beaded. Fine condition. In leather folio, Gallery of History style.
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