Lot #758
Marlon Brando Signed Photograph

In-person signed portrait of Brando from On the Waterfront

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In-person signed portrait of Brando from On the Waterfront

Vintage glossy 10 x 8 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint in the 1954 film On the Waterfront, signed in black ink by Brando. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and tack holes to the upper corners. Accompanied by a vintage glossy 5 x 3.5 candid photo of Brando taken at the time of signing. Photos of Brando in his iconic Oscar-winning role as dockworker Terry Malloy are scarce and highly sought after, with this example further elevated by its rock-solid visual provenance.

Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sondra McLean, who as a teenager traveled by train from her hometown in Canada to Los Angeles, California, where she spent two-month-long vacations in the summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956. While staying with her cousin, whose residence was within walking distance from MGM Studios, McLean used the majority of her weekdays staking out the studio parking lot for the arrival and departure of Hollywood celebrities.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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