Herbert Marshall

Herbert Marshall

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An original vintage 1930s postcard, clearly signed in ink by Herbert Marshall


From the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 


13x8cm Sized Postcard


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About Herbert Marshall

Herbert Marshall

HERBERT MARSHALL d1966. English stage, screen and radio actor who despite losing a leg during WW1 starred in many popular and well-regarded Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s. After a successful theatrical career in the United Kingdom and North America, he became an in-demand Hollywood leading man, frequently appearing in romantic melodramas and occasional comedies. In his later years, he turned to character acting. He is best remembered for roles in Trouble in Paradise (1932) / Murder (1930) / The Letter (1940) / The Little Foxes (1941) / The Moon and Sixpence (1942) / The razors Edge (1946) and The Fly (1958). From 1944 to 1952, he starred in his own radio series "The Man Called X". Often praised for the quality of his voice, he made numerous radio guest appearances and hosted several shows. He performed on television as well. The actor, known for his charm was married five times and periodically appeared in gossip columns because of his sometimes turbulent private life. During WW2, he worked on the rehabilitation of injured troops, especially aiding amputees like himself. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. He died in California aged 75 on January 22nd 1966


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