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Lot #3070
Joan Crawford Oversized Signed Photograph

Phenomenal oversized portrait of the aspiring actress “Lucile” LeSueur

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Phenomenal oversized portrait of the aspiring actress “Lucile” LeSueur

Incredible vintage matte-finish oversized 10 x 12.75 portrait of a young Crawford, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Bob McIntyre, A man that I have the deepest and sincerest admiration for. In all this wide wide world there is no equal. Sincerely, Lucile [sic].” Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 21.25. In fine condition. An acclaimed casting director during the fledgling days of Hollywood, Robert McIntyre helped jumpstart the careers of several cinema luminaries, including Eleanor Boardman, Gary Cooper, and Betty Grable. McIntyre casted Crawford for only a single movie—the 1925 silent film Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, in which Crawford’s role was that of a spectator at a chariot race. It was one of several uncredited movie parts that compelled Crawford to seek out her own stardom—a goal she would inevitably attain as the use of sound made its way into movies. A truly remarkable and uncommon image of the blossoming starlet signing with her given name. The James Collings Collection.  Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

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

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