JOAN FONTAINE - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 204012
Sale Price $324.00
The Academy Award winning actress signed on this color still from her last starring film role, The Witches (1966)
Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Joan Fontaine". Color, 10x8. Movie still from 20th Century-Fox film. Caption at bottom identifies the film as The Devil's Own, its title in the U.K.The story, adapted from the novel by Peter Curtis, involves the supernatural terrors that befall the residents of a rural English town after the arrival of a new schoolteacher (Fontaine). Stage, screen and television actress Joan Fontaine (born Joan de Beavoir de Havilland, 1917-2013) started in film in 1935, but her career took off in the 1940s, when she starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Rebecca (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and Suspicion (for which she received the Best Actress Academy Award in 1941). The younger sister of actress Olivia deHavilland, they were the first sisters to win Oscars and the first to be nominated for Academy Awards in the same year (1941). When Joan won the coveted statuette in 1941, the sisters, who were known for their jealous feuds, became permanently estranged. Having once been quoted, "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she'll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!" Fontaine's prediction came to pass when she died of natural causes in 2013, at the age of 96. Slightly creased at corners. Signature light but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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