ALBERT BASSERMANN

Vintage 3.3 x 5.3 matte finish black and white chest-up portrait by Studio D’Or, boldly signed to the bottom border in black fountain pen.  Borders may have been very slightly trimmed; otherwise very fine condition.  The eminent German stage and screen actor, who had appeared in nearly 50 films, fled Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and quickly found a niche for himself in Hollywood, often playing professors, doctors, or other dignitaries, until his death in 1952. He received an Oscar nomination for his performance in Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent> (1940), a rather remarkable achievement, given the fact that he spoke virtually no English at the time and spoke all his dialog phonetically.

$90