Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000503412: INGRID BERGMAN

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Exceptionally rare vintage black and white silver gelatin Bull portrait as beautiful Ivy, the captive of the titular mad scientist, played by Spencer Tracy, in 1941's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen for collector Peter Barker in the era of the film. In very good to near fine condition, with a few mild handling bends; a longer diagonal bend in the background at the top left; and another small diagonal crease in the background at the top right, with a small surface chip at the bottom of the bend. Famed for her saintly, natural beauty, Ingrid Bergman was arguably the most popular actress of the 1940s, equally adored by audiences and critics. After establishing herself as a leading lady par excellence on film and in the theater in her native Sweden, she was invited to Hollywood by David O. Selznick to star in the English-language version of Intermezzo: A Love Story in 1939. She went on a long string of blockbuster performances, unforgettable in the horror classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), Casablanca (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Bells of Saint Mary's (1945), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Joan of Arc (1948), Under Capricorn (1949), Anastasia (1956), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), and Autumn Sonata (1978), racking up a whopping three Best Actress Academy Awards.