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JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MADELEINE CARROLL - HFSID 298426

JOHN RAITT and MADELEINE CARROLL Original portrait of Carroll, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Madeleine Carroll", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt".

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JOHN RAITT and MADELEINE CARROLL Original portrait of Carroll, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Madeleine Carroll", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt". Madeleine Carroll (1906-1987), born Edith Madeleine Carroll, made her film debut in 1928 and went on to appear on the big screen until 1949. She made the transition from silent films to sound films easily, gaining notoriety for her good looks as well as her icy tone. Her credits include notable films such as The 39 Steps (1935), Lloyd's of London (1936), and The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). Carroll, who also appeared on several early TV anthologies from 1950-1955, was also known to American audiences for performing on such radio shows as The Chase and Sanborn Hour (1938). Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece The 39 Steps catapulted the blond actress into stardom; she reportedly earned over a quarter-million dollars in 1938 alone. During WWII, she let her acting career fall to the wayside to work as a Red Cross nurse in field hospitals in Italy under an assumed name. She returned to acting in 1947 and even made her stage debut on Broadway in 1948, but never reached her previous success. While in college in the 1930s, John Raitt (not to be confused with the film and Broadway star) began drawing portraits of famous people. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Adhesive residue at top corners. Light surface damage at corners. Two horizontal folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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