Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0016727121: HERBERT MARSHALL

Vintage 10x8-inch matte-finish portrait, boldly signed in blue fountain pen in the 1930s. In good condition, with light silvering along the vertical edges, close to invisible when photo is viewed head-on. Timber-toed stage and screen star Herbert Marshall's trademark technique involved a mellow, blasé demeanor which belied deep hidden emotion. He employed it to great acclaim in a wide variety of roles, playing romantic leads, sympathetic strangers, dignified military officers, physicians, and deliciously wicked villains in films like both versions of The Letter (1929, 1940), Alfred Hitchcock's Murder! (1930) and Foreign Correspondent (1940), Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932), Blonde Venus (1932), The Little Foxes (1941), The Unseen (1945), and Duel in the Son (1946). In the 1950s, his hypnotic baritone voice lent credence to several horror, sci-fi and fantasy classics, including Riders to the Stars (1954), Gog (1954) and The Fly (1958).