Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00322132: JEAN SEBERG

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Highly rare vintage 4.7 x 6.1 black and white portrait with large borders, boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen in 1950s. In good condition. Lovely Jean Seberg landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957) one month before her eighteenth birthday, the winner of a much-publicized contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls. The failure of that film and the only moderate success of her next, Bonjour Tristesse (1958), stalled the actress' career, until her role in Jean-Luc Godard's landmark feature Breathless (1960) brought her renewed international attention.  Seberg gave a memorable performance as a schizophrenic in the title role of Lilith (1964) and went on to appear in over 30 films in Hollywood and Europe. In the late 1960s, she became involved in anti-war politics and was the alleged target of an undercover government campaign to discredit her because of her association with the Black Panthers. She was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a Paris suburb in 1979, in an apparent barbiturate overdose.