MAURICE CHEVALIER - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 49909
MAURICE CHEVALIER Signed card with a black and white sepia-toned photograph (3¼x4¼) of the actor and singer in a cap, suit, and bow tie by Manuel Frères Printed Photograph signed in Ink:
Sale Price $252.00
MAURICE CHEVALIER Signed card with a black and white sepia-toned photograph (3¼x4¼) of the actor and singer in a cap, suit, and bow tie by Manuel Frères Printed Photograph signed in Ink: "Maurice/ Chevalier", in black ink, b/w sepia-toned, 3½x5½ overall, 3¼x4¼ image, one surface. Photo by Manuel Frères of Paris and Paramount Pictures. Printed by "Ross" Verlag ("'Ross' Publishing House" in German). Captioned: "Maurice Chevalier". 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, silvered and bowed. Signature has poor adhesion, but is legible. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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