RAMON NOVARRO - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 323559
Sale Price $405.00
The Hollywood "Latin-lover" poses in one of his early costumes, signs his name in black ink
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Miss. Margery Browne/ with every good wish/ from/ Ramon Novarro" in black ink. Sepia, 9¼x7¼. Mexican-born actor Ramon Novarro (1899-1968), a big star of silent films in the 1920s, was billed as "the Latin Lover" for his role in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922). Also billed as "the next Valentino", Novarro played the title role in Ben Hur (1925) and starred in such films as The Student Prince (1927) before making a successful transition to "talkies" in Mata Hari (1931) with Greta Garbo. Novarro also directed some of his films and occasionally appeared in bits and cameos as late as 1960 (Heller in Pink Tights, a Louis L'Amour Western) before his brutal murder in 1968 (tortured by two hustlers who mistakenly believed he had a stash of money in his home). Toned. Soiled and creased. Very soiled on verso. Ink notes in bottom margin in unknown hand. Ink stamp on verso. Ink notes on verso in unknown hand. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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