MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 47576
MAURICE CHEVALIER Small slip of paper signed by the actor and singer in blue ink and mounted to an album leaf Signature: "Maurice/Chevalier", in blue ink, 4¼x1¾ signature mounted to a 6x2¼ album leaf.
Sale Price $108.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER Small slip of paper signed by the actor and singer in blue ink and mounted to an album leaf Signature: "Maurice/Chevalier", in blue ink, 4¼x1¾ signature mounted to a 6x2¼ album leaf. Legendary French entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972, born Maurice Auguste Chevalier in Paris, France), was nominated for Best Actor Academy Awards in 1929-1930 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. Lightly toned, soiled and rippled. Adhesive residue at top edge, which touches signature. Binder and pin holes at left edge of mounting paper. Top edge of signature is irregular. Top edge of album leaf torn from a larger sheet. B/w newspaper photo affixed to verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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