RODDY McDOWALL - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 37864
RODDY MC DOWALL. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To John -/All very best -/Roddy McDowall". B/w, 8x10. Shown as Octavian. The arrival of London-born McDowall
Sale Price $252.00
RODDY MC DOWALL. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To John -/All very best -/Roddy McDowall". B/w, 8x10. Shown as Octavian. The arrival of London-born McDowall (1928-1998) in Hollywood came when he tested for the juvenile lead in Fox's How Green Was My Valley (1941), winning both the role and a long contract. McDowall's first adult acting assignment was as Malcolm in Orson Welles' 1948 film version of Macbeth. The actor spent the better part of the early 1960s playing Octavian in the mammoth production Cleopatra, co-starring with longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor. An accomplished photographer, McDowall was honored by having his photos of Taylor and other celebrities frequently published in the leading magazines of the era. McDowall's most frequent assignments between 1968 and 1975 found him in elaborate simian makeup in the Planet of the Apes theatrical films and TV series. Shortly before his death, the Academy of Motion Pictures named its photo archive after him. Lightly creased. ¼-inch paper loss at staple holes in upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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