Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #002152: ANTHONY QUINN

Terrific 7x9-inch black and white costume portrait from The Buccaneer (1938), boldly signed in blue felt-tip pen in later years. In fine condition, with trimmed borders. Mexican-born star Anthony Quinn initially entered films as a bit and supporting player, capitalizing on his ambiguous ethnicity to plat Native Americans, Italians, Latinos, and Asians in films like Daughter of Shanghai (1937), The Buccaneer (1938), Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938), Island of Lost Men (1939), Road to Singapore (1940), The Ghost Breakers (1940), Knockout (1941), Blood and Sand (1941), They Died with Their Boots On (1941), Road to Morocco (1942), The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), and Buffalo Bill (1944). After a long hiatus from Hollywood, during which he concentrated on stage work, he costarred with Marlon Brando in Viva Zapata! (1952), snagging a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, which made him the first Mexican-American to win an Academy Award. Throughout the following two decades, he was a bona fide star, electrifying in Federico Fellini's La Strada (1954), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), and The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969). He earned a second Oscar for his 1957 portrayal of Paul Gauguin in Lust for Life (1956), and was additionally nominated for Wild Is the Wind (1957) and Zorba the Greek (1964).