Brigitte Helm Autograph. Signed Ross Photo by Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph: Hand signed Photo from 1930s. CoA b/w portrait photo, published by Ross, hand-signed by Brigitte Helm.

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Size: 3,6 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,71 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm (1908 – 1996 ) was a German actress, most famous for her role as Maria in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

After Metropolis, which was her second film, Helm made over 30 other films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.

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Magda and Romy Schneider Autograph. CoA

Magda and Romy Schneider Autograph. CoA

Romy Schneider and Magda Schneider: Early, hand-signed postcard. Signed by Romy Schneider and her mother Magda Schneider.

The Autograph is 4,1 x 5,8 inches . Some wear, 2 small tears at right margin.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Romy Schneider (23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was an Austrian-born German film actress who also held French citizenship.
Schneider’s breakthrough came with her portrayal of Elisabeth, Empress Consort of Austria, in the romantic biopic Sissi (1955) and its two sequels, Sissi – The Young Empress (1956) and Sissi – Fateful Years of an Empress (1957), all with Karlheinz Boehm, who became a close friend.

Less stereotypical films during this busy period include Robinson soll nicht sterben (The Legend of Robinson Crusoe) (1957) putting her among a stellar cast and opposite a young Horst Buchholz, and Monpti (1957), directed by Helmut Kaeutner and again opposite Buchholz.

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard with authentic Autograph. CoA

Cary Grant Autograph: Hand-signed Ross Photo, 1935. Scarce

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard, published by German  Ross, hand-signed by Cary Grant on Sept. 17th 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,6 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Archibald Alexander Leach (1904 –1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor. With his distinctive yet not quite peaceable Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man: handsome, virile, charismatic and charming.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Grant was a favorite actor of Alfred Hitchcock, notorious for disliking actors, who said that Grant was “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”.

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Early John Wayne Autograph on Photo CoA

Desirable, early John Wayne autograph: b/w photo postcard depicting John Wayne in Cowboy outfit. Hand-signed with ink.

 

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,7 x 13,6 cm. Good condition (glue remnants at reverse).

Hes name is misprinted at the reverse as Jhon (!) Wayne.

Marion Mitchell Morrison (1907 – 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne and by his nickname “Duke”, was an American film actor, director, and producer.

An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, for several generations of Americans he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.

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Emil Jannings Autograph. Signed Letter from 1947

Emil Jannings authentic signature: Typed letter on Emil Janning letter pad, hand-signed by Janning. Janning writes: „ Liebe Frau von Hartung!

Soeben erst erreicht mich die Nachricht von dem Hinscheiden des Herrn von Dressel. Ich weiß, daß Die Worte Sie nicht zu trösten vermögen, aber es ist mir ein Herzensbedürfnis Ihnen in aufrichtiger Anteilnahme die Hand zu drücken. Ich spreche Ihnen, auch im Namen meiner Frau Ruth, mein herzliches Beileid aus.

Ihr ergebener E. Jannings

( Jannings condoles Pia von Hartung after her partner von Dressere passed away. )

The letter is addressed to Pia von Hartung.

 

Emil Jannings Autograph

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 7 x 8,5 inches. Fine condition. Horizontal centerfold.

Emil Jannings (1884 -1950) was a German actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. He won the 1928 Oscar for two films, The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command. He also starred in F. W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh, a film notable in silent cinema for its lack of title cards, and in the 1922 film version of Shakespeare’s Othello.

Besides The Last Laugh, Jannings worked with Murnau on two other films, playing the title character in Herr Tartüff and Mephistopheles in Faust.

During the Third Reich, he starred in several films which were intended to promote Nazism, particularly the Führerprinzip: Der Herrscher (“The Ruler” 1937), The Youth of Frederick the Great (1935), and The Dismissal of Bismarck (1942). Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels named him “Artist of the State” in 1941. His involvement with the Nazis ended any chance he may have had for a comeback in the United States.

Jannings was one of the highest paid actors of his time.

Jannings died in 1950 in Strobl, Austria, of cancer at the age of 65. This letter was written at his place of death.

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Paul Newman passed away: Autograph from 1962

83-year-old Paul Newman passed away Friday following a bout with cancer. We have an old film-program, signed by Paul Newman:

Paul Newman, hand-signed autograph on a German movie program for the film: “Sweet Bird of Youth”, 1962

Size: 6,5 x 9,2 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Paul Newman autograph

Paul Leonard Newman (born 1925) is an American actor and film director. He has won numerous awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy award.

Newman was one of the few actors who successfully made the transition from 1950s cinema to that of the 1960s and 1970s. His rebellious persona translated well to a subsequent generation. Newman starred in Exodus (1960), The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Towering Inferno (1974), Slap Shot (1977) and The Verdict (1982). He teamed with fellow actor Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), or with his wife, Joanne Woodward, in the feature films The Long, Hot Summer (1958), ….. Harry & Son (1984) and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990).

In addition to starring in and directing Harry & Son, Newman also directed four feature films.

25 years after The Hustler, Newman reprised his role of Fast Eddie Felson in the Martin Scorsese directed The Color of Money for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He passed away Sept. 26th 2008.

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Robert Mitchum Autograph on Photo. CoA

Robert Mitchum Autograph on Photo. CoA

Robert Mitchum: Authentic Autograph on TV-Station PRO 7 photo.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

12,6 x 17,7 cm, very good condition.

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (1917 –1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. He is #23 on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time.

Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Clark Gable Autograph on Photo as Rhett Butler. CoA

Clark Gable Autograph. Hand signed Photo. CoA

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Clark Gable Autograph on portrait photo as Rhett Butler.

Photo by Film-Foto-Verlag (Metro Goldwyn Mayer license).

8,6 x 14 cm. 2 mm trimmed at left margins, otherwise very fine condition.

The photo has been signed with fountain pen.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

William Clark Gable (1901 – 1960), known as Clark Gable, was an American film actor most famous for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh.

His performance earned him his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; he won for It Happened One Night (1934) and was also nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).

Later movies included Run Silent, Run Deep, a submarine war film, and his final film, The Misfits (1961), which paired Gable with Marilyn Monroe, also in her last screen appearance. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time. He was nicknamed ‘The King of Hollywood.’

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