RAY MILLAND - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1939 - HFSID 289058
Sale Price $680.00
Smiling image, arms folded, in pinstripe suit, inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul/many thanks/Ray". B/w, 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature January 11, 1939. Welsh actor Ray Milland (1907-1986) spent the 1930s and early 1940s playing light romantic leads in such films as Next Time We Love (1936); Three Smart Girls (1936); Easy Living (1937) in which he is especially charming opposite Jean Arthur in an early Preston Sturges script; and the major in Billy Wilder's The Major and the Minor (1942) opposite Ginger Rogers. Millandwon an Oscar for his intense and realistic portrait of an alcoholic in The Lost Weekend (1945).Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Light creases and dings, mainly to right side. Scattered surface marks and rubbing to emulsion. Otherwise, fine condition.
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