Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000503412: INGRID BERGMAN

Rare and heavenly vintage 7-1/2 x 9-1/8-inch black and white matte-finish portrait, boldly signed in green fountain pen and dated 1942, the year of Casablanca, making this a very special example. In good condition, with a small, noticeable diagonal bend at the top left-hand corner, detracting slightly from overall appearance. 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.