SIR ALEC GUINNESS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 74165
Sale Price $360.00
ALEC GUINNESS. Photograph signed: "Alec Guinness." B/w, 10x8. Still from the 1958 film, The Horse's Mouth, in which Guinness starred as Gully Jimson and for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. ©1959, United Artists Corp. Captioned at lower margin. Cast in Shakespearean roles in Sir John Gielgud's company (from 1934), British actor Alec Guinness (1914-2000) appeared in the stage and screen versions of Dickens' Great Expectations (1939, 1946). He also portrayed eight members of one family in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). Winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), the versatile Sir Alec later portrayed such figures as Arabian Prince Faisal, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, English King Charles I, Adolph Hitler and Sigmund Freud, not to mention Marley's Ghost. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Guinness found renewed popularity with his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first Star Wars film trilogy (1977, nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar; 1980 and 1983). Slightly creased at blank margins. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Ink scribbles and pencil note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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