John Garfield

John Garfield

Reference number:

11923
£95.00

Description:

A rare original vintage 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by John Garfield

Certification:

Robert Taylor on reverse of this page. From the wonderful 1950-60s entertainment autograph book of Valerie Evans of Tooting London containing many notable film stars of the period. Many autographs are dedicated to her and from the notations we believe she worked in the publishing industry and travelled between the UK / US and Canada during this period. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

16x13cm Sized Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

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About John Garfield

John Garfield

JOHN GARFIELD d1952. American actor who played brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He grew up in poverty in New York City. In the early 1930s, he became a member of the Group Theatre. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros stars. Called to testify before the US Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities. he denied communist affiliation and refused to "name names", effectively ending his film career. Some have alleged that the stress of this incident led to his premature death aged just 39 from a heart attack on May 21st 1952. He is acknowledged as a predecessor of such method actors as Marlon Brando and James Dean.

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