Classic Entertainment Autographs


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Rare vintage 3.5 x 5.5-inch matte-finish black and white portrait by Vivienne, boldly signed in green fountain pen, probably in the late 1930s. In fine condition, with light mounting remnants on the reverse side and two mild thumbing bends, virtually invisible when the photograph is viewed head-on. Margaret Rutherford, that great goofy, eccentric English character actress of the stage and screen, was unforgettable in the film adaptations of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit (1945) and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). She went on to famously play Agatha Christie's elderly amateur detective Miss Marple in the wildly popular film series of the 1960s. In 1963, she earned an Oscar for her portrayal of the Duchess of Brighton in The VIPs (1963).