Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00197433: LAURENCE OLIVIER

Uncommonly early 3.5 x 5.5-inch black and white Picturegoer postcard portrait, dating to the 1930s, boldly signed, back when he gave his non-abbreviated autograph. In near very fine condition, with a small, mild bend to the top left-hand corner tip and mounting remnants on the verso. Classically-trained English stage and screen star Laurence Olivier was nominated for Academy Awards for his performances in Wuthering Heights (1939), Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), Henry V (1945), Richard III (1955), The Entertainer (1960), Othello (1965), Sleuth (1972), The Boys from Brazil (1978), and took home the trophy for Hamlet (1948).  He was also memorable in As You Like It (1936), Pride and Prejudice (1940), The Beggar's Opera (1953), Spartacus (1960), Uncle Vanya (1965), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Marathon Man (1976), the Sherlock Holmes film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), the horror flick Dracula (1979), and Clash of the Titans (1981).