JOHN RAITT - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MAURICE CHEVALIER - HFSID 295203
JOHN RAITT and MAURICE CHEVALIER Original portrait of Chevalier, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Inscribed Original Art signed: "For/ Mr. John E. Raitt/ Cordially/ Maurice Chevalier" and "J Raitt", in pencil, b/w, 5½x8½.
Sale Price $324.00
JOHN RAITT and MAURICE CHEVALIER Original portrait of Chevalier, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Inscribed Original Art signed: "For/ Mr. John E. Raitt/ Cordially/ Maurice Chevalier" and "J Raitt", in pencil, b/w, 5½x8½. Legendary French entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972) was nominated for Best Actor Academy Awards in 1929 and 1930 for The Big Pond and The Love Parade. He won an Honorary Oscar in 1958 "for his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century". Over his long career, Chevalier appeared in a number of feature films, including The Merry Widow (1934), Folies Bergère de Paris (1935), Gigi (1958), Pepe (1960), Can-Can (1960), Fanny (1961), In Search of the Castaways (1962) and I'd Rather Be Rich (1964). Chevalier was also a singer. Known as "the French Al Jolson", he often sang in his movies. Classic Chevalier songs include movie songs "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" from Big Pond (1930), "Mimi" and "Isn't It Romantic" from Love Me Tonight (1932) and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and "I Remember It Well" from Gigi (1958). While in college in the 1930s, JOHN RAITT began drawing portraits of famous personalities. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Multiple folds. Adhesive at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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