Signed sepia-toned 4x3 printed photo for The Smiling Lieutenant, which was nominated for the 1932 Academy Award for Best Picture

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THE SMILING LIEUTENANT MOVIE CAST: CO-SIGNED BY MAURICE CHEVALIER and CLAUDETTE COLBERT Signed sepia-toned 4x3 printed photo for The Smiling Lieutenant, which was nominated for the 1932 Academy Award for Best Picture Printed Photograph signed in Ink: "Maurice Chevalier" and "Claudette Colbert". Sepia, 5½x3½ overall, image 4x3 (one surface). In The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), Chevalier portrayed 19th century Viennese Lieutenant Niki, who was having an affair with violinist Franzi, portrayed by Colbert. The film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was lost for many years before being discovered in an Eastern European vault in the 1970s. French entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972, born Maurice Auguste Chevalier in Paris, France), was nominated for Best Actor Academy Awards in 1929-1930 for The Big Pond and The Love Parade. He won an Honorary Oscar in 1958 "for his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century". Over his long career, Chevalier appeared in a number of feature films, including The Merry Widow (1934), Folies Bergère de Paris (1935), Gigi (1958), Pepe (1960), Can-Can (1960), Fanny (1961), In Search of the Castaways (1962) and I'd Rather Be Rich (1964). Chevalier was also a singer and known as "the French Al Jolson". Directors often used his voice; classic Chevalier songs include movie songs You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me from Big Pond (1930), Mimi and Isn't It Romantic from Love Me Tonight (1932) and Thank Heaven for Little Girls and I Remember It Well from Gigi (1958). Paris-born Claudette Colbert (1903-1996) was brought to New York at the age of seven. She embarked on a stage career in 1925. Colbert disliked film acting; but audiences responded to her beauty and cultured voice, so she forsook the stage for Hollywood. Her popularity (and salary) skyrocketed after she was cast as "the wickedest woman in history," Nero's unscrupulous wife Poppaea, in the Biblical epic The Sign of the Cross (1932). Colbert showed her flair for sophisticated comedy by winning the 1934 Academy Award for Best Actress for It Happened One Night. Traveling the usual "fading star" route, Colbert made films in Europe and a budget Western in the U.S. before returning triumphantly to Broadway. In 1961, she returned to Hollywood as Troy Donahue's mother in Parrish. It would be her last film appearance until the 1987 TV movie, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, in which she far outclassed her material. Previous owner's name and address in green ink on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.

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