Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00332223: GALE SONDERGAARD

Uncommonly early and just great 5x7-inch sepia-tone portrait wearing a witchy blouse covered in crescent moons, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the 1930s. Inimitable Gale Sondergaard, who nabbed the first Oscar in the Supporting Actress category, excelled at playing cunning femmes fatales.  Famously tossed over, in favor of Margaret Hamilton, for the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939), she went on to make a number of key contributions to the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery genres, starring in The Cat and the Canary (1939), The Blue Bird (1940), The Black Cat (1941), The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944), Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944), The Climax (1944), The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946), The Time of Their Lives (1946), Savage Intruder (1970), The Cat Creature (1973), and Echoes (1983).