Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy

Reference number:

8811
£78.00

Description:

An original vintage circa 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Spencer Tracy.

Suitable for mounting and display.

Certification:

From a 1930-40s Blackpool United Kingdom area autograph book containing many notable Music Hall / Actors and Big Band performers of the period all obtained in person in the areas theatres by Mr SS. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

10x7cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

Condition:

Good. View Image.

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Spencer Tracy

SPENCER TRACY d1967. American actor respected for his natural style and versatility. In a career spanning 37 years, he was nominated for nine Academy Awards (winning twice) making him one of the major stars of Hollywoods Golden age. He spent seven years in the theatre, working in a succession of stock companies and intermittently on Broadway, until his breakthrough came in 1930 when his lead performance in The Last Mile caught the attention of Hollywood. After a successful film debut in Up The River, he was signed to a contract with Fox. In 1935 he joined MGM, Hollywood's most prestigious studio where his career flourished with a series of hit films. In 1937 and 1938 he won consecutive Oscars for Captains Courageous and Boys Town. By the 1940s, Tracy was one of the studio's top stars. In 1942 he appeared with Katharine Hepburn in Woman of The Year beginning a popular partnership that produced nine movies over 25 years. He left MGM in 1955 and continued to work regularly as a freelance star, despite an increasing weariness as he aged. His personal life was troubled, with a lifelong-struggle against alcoholism and guilt over his son's deafness. He became estranged from his wife in the 1930s but never divorced, conducting a long-term relationship with Katharine Hepburn in private. He worked almost exclusively for director Stanley Kramer in the 1960s. It was for Kramer that he made his last film Guess Whose Coming To Dinner (1967) completed just 17 days before his death aged 67 of a heart attack. During his career, he appeared in 75 films and developed a reputation among his peers as one of the screen's greatest actors. In 1999, the AFI ranked Spencer Tracy as one of its Top Ten.

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Spencer Tracy

Reference number:

8462
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Description:

A good vintage circa 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed "For Audrey Best Wishes Spencer Tracy".

 

Certification:

From a wonderful 1950-60s autograph book containing many notable film celebrities of the period collected by the owner of the Knightsbridge Casino London. Many of the signatures are dedicated To Audrey and a few are dated. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

11x7cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images.

Spencer Tracy

Reference number:

6474
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Description:

A rare vintage 1948 autograph book page clearly signed dated and dedicated in ink by Spencer Tracy (For Edna Winter best wishes Spencer Tracy June 48).

 

Certification:

From the extensive autograph collection of Edna Winter of London SE16. Thought to have been an obsessive collector and hoarder, Edna amassed a massive collection of Entertainment / Film / Political and Literary autographs during the 1940-50s. She kept a detailed diary of who / when and where she obtained her autographs from ; it would appear mostly by writing to theatres / home addresses and the major A-list London hotels of the period. It is unknown how she knew which celebrity was staying where and at what time, but almost all autographs (very usefully) have venues and dates included with them ; some are also dedicated to her. Claridges Hotel London 2nd June 1948. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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