Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0014442: CARY GRANT

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Extremely early bold inscribed pencil signature on a 4x6-inch tan album page, exhibiting the form of his writing associated with the early 1930s period just after he changed his name from Archibald Leach, taken from a book of autographs acquired in-person. Matted up with a handsome, youthful portrait to an overall size of 11x14 inches. The signature itself has not been examined outside of the matte but appears to be in good condition. Iconic Cary Grant, suave, dashing English-born actor of the silver and Technicolor screens, was a bona fide star in every sense of the word, unforgettable in the Mae West vehicle She Done Him Wrong (1932); the Howard Hawks classics Bringing Up Baby (1938) and His Girl Friday (1940); The Philadelphia Story (1941); Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959); Frank Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace (1941); the gender-bending I Was a Male War Bride (1949); An Affair to Remember (1957); House Boat (1958); and Charade (1963). He was nominated for two Academy Awards— one for the tearjerker Penny Serenade (1941) and the other for his favorite picture, None But the Lonely Heart (1944)— but lost out on both occasions. In 1970, the 66-year-old star was granted a special Oscar, citing his enormous critical and popular appeal, and his extraordinary contributions to cinema.