Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001040331: RONALD COLMAN

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Uncommonly early 8x10-inch matt-finish sepia-tone portrait by Lansing Brown, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the late 1920s or early 1930s. A few emulsification spots in background at top left, small patches of light silvering in the background along the edges, and a mild diagonal bend in the background at top right; otherwise, in good condition for its age. British-American stage and film star Ronald Colman first gained fame as the romantic lead in classic silents like The White Sister (1923), Romola (1924), Stella Dallas (1925), and Beau Geste (1926). With his cultivated, expressive voice, he made a smooth transition to sound pictures, memorable in Bulldog Drummond (1929), Condemned (1929), Bulldog Dummond Strikes Back (1934), Arrowsmith (1931), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), If I Were King (1938), Random Harvest (1942), and A Double Life (1947), for which he earned an Academy Award.