LEW AYRES - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1981 - HFSID 293973
Sale Price $270.00
Youthful image of the Oscar-winning actor, shown standing on a boat in this black and white publicity photograph for the 1931 film Heaven on Earth.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Joe Gregg/with best wishes/7/Lew Ayres 1981/Photo 1931/Sacramento River, Ca.", B/w, 7¾x9¾. Ayres appeared as the character "States" in the 1931 film Heaven on Earth. Lew Ayres (1908-1996) starred opposite Greta Garbo in one of the last silent films, The Kiss (1929), then starred in 1930's Oscar-winning talking film, All Quiet on the Western Front. A leading man through the 1940s, he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Johnny Belinda (1948). He starred as Dr. Kildare in a series of feature films, but refused to play the role on TV because cigarettes were to be advertised on the program. Ayers' conscientious objector got him temporarily blacklisted in Hollywood during World War II, until his heroism as a medical corpsman became known. Ayers remained active in movie and TV character roles through the 1980s. Slightly worn. Slightly creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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