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Lot #3066
John Barrymore Signed Photograph

The ‘Great Profile’ signs his beloved 1929 Spurr portrait

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The ‘Great Profile’ signs his beloved 1929 Spurr portrait

Handsome vintage pearl-finish 7.25 x 9.5 portrait of Barrymore in a pensive profile pose, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For, ‘Bill’ Kernell, with great admiration for his talent—and friendship, for himself—Jack, 1929, So help me God.” Blindstamped in the lower left by the photographer, Melbourne Spurr. In otherwise fine condition, with slight silvering to uniformly trimmed edges, tape and adhesive remnants to reverse, and a few small surface marks and nicks retouched. According to biographer Gene Fowler, of all of the photos taken of Barrymore, the actor’s favorite was this wistfully contemplative portrait from 1929. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Pop Culture Auction
  • Dates: #449 - Ended March 18, 2015

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