Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003322231: GALE SONDERGAARD

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Uncommonly early 8x10-inch black and white portrait, shown wearing a bewitching shirt with a crescent moon pattern, boldly signed with her name alone in blue fountain pen in the 1930s. In good condition, with gentle edge and corner wear. 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).