MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1963 - HFSID 159355
MAURICE CHEVALIER Black and white bust photo of the talented actor and singer in a suit, bow tie and straw hat, signed with his "Best Wishes" in 1963 Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Günter-/ Best Wishes./ Maurice/ Chevalier/ 1963.
Sale Price $270.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER Black and white bust photo of the talented actor and singer in a suit, bow tie and straw hat, signed with his "Best Wishes" in 1963 Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Günter-/ Best Wishes./ Maurice/ Chevalier/ 1963.", blue ink, b/w, 7½x10 overall, 7¼x9½ image, one surface. Chevalier's sole movie credit from 1963 was a cameo in A New Kind of Love. 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, cracked, creased and bowed. Errors from negative were reproduced in photo. Pencil notations in unknown hand on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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