MAURICE CHEVALIER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1967 - HFSID 74956
Black and white publicity photo by Herman Zerrenner of the actor in military uniform, for 1931's The Smiling Lieutenant, which was nominated for the 1932 Academy Award for Best Picture
Sale Price $324.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER Black and white publicity photo by Herman Zerrenner of the actor in military uniform, for 1931's The Smiling Lieutenant, which was nominated for the 1932 Academy Award for Best Picture Photograph signed: "Sincerely yours/Maurice/Chevalier/N. Y. 1967", in black, b/w, 7¼x10¾ overall, 7x10½ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Photo by Herman Zerrenner and Paramount Pictures, with photo credit stamp in black ink on verso. According to a label on verso, this is a publicity photo from The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), in which Chevalier starred. 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 and creased. Photo's right edge is cut off (does not touch signature). Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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