MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1951 - HFSID 169405
MAURICE CHEVALIER B/w publicity photo for the 1950 French language film Ma Pomme, signed in French in Paris in 1951 Inscribed Photograph signed in French, translated in full: "For/ Mrs. Aguilar.
Sale Price $324.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER B/w publicity photo for the 1950 French language film Ma Pomme, signed in French in Paris in 1951 Inscribed Photograph signed in French, translated in full: "For/ Mrs. Aguilar./ In remembrance of/ Maurice/ Chevalier/ Paris/ 1951.", in blue ink, b/w, 7x9 ¼ overall, 6¼x8¼ image, one surface. Purple ink photo credit stamp on verso. Legendary French entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972, born Maurice Auguste Chevalier in Paris, France), 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). Lightly toned, cracked, creased and bowed. Pencil notations in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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