PATRICIA NEAL - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 200129
Sale Price $306.00
Inscribed photo of Neal with suitcase, about to board a bus
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Lonely/Tom-/Patricia/Neal". B/w, 8x10. A leading lady of American plays and film, Neal studied drama in college and worked as a model before debuting on Broadway in The Voice of the Turtle (1946). Her performance in the play Another Part of the Forest got the attention of Hollywood, and she made her screen debut in the light farce John Loves Mary (1949); that same year she was impressive in The Fountainhead opposite Gary Cooper, whom she later said was the great love of her life. After marrying British writer Roald Dahl in 1953, she disappeared from the screen for several years, returning in 1957's A Face in the Crowd, after which she was more selective in choosing her film roles. For her performance in Hud (1963), she won the Best Actress Oscar. In 1965, she suffered a massive series of strokes that left her confined to a wheelchair, semi-paralyzed and nearly unable to speak; she made a remarkable recovery over several years, returning to the screen in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which she received another Best Actress Oscar nomination. That same year she was presented with the "Heart of the Year" Award by President Johnson. Slightly creased at corners. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso (no show-through). Fine condition.
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