Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00567132: CLIFTON WEBB

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Absolutely fantastic vintage 11x14-inch sepia-tone portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in in 1928 in black fountain pen to the photographer, Hal Phyfe, who has also signed the image in red colored pencil on the lower left. In good condition, with a minor crease to the lower right-hand corner tip. Unforgettable stage and screen star Clifton Webb played fussy, venom-spewing intellectuals who made an art form out of making everyone else look rather stupid. He was nominated for three Academy Awards, for his portrayals of obsessed murderer Waldo Lydecker in Laura (1944), Elliott Templeton in The Razor's Edge (1946) and fastidious Lynn Belvedere in Sitting Pretty (1948). He would would reprise the latter role in several more Mr. Belvedere comedies, before returning to dramas with Stars and Stripes Forever (1952), Titanic (1953), Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), The Man Who Never Was (1956), and Satan Never Sleeps (1962).