ANTON DIFFRING

Borderless 11.25 x 14.5 matte finish black and white chest-up studio portrait, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint ink, “To Ed -/with thanks and/good wishes/Anton Diffring.”  Fine condition, with a small bend to the top right corner tip; and the entire image affixed to a same size piece of matting board, with the bottom right corner slightly lifting from the board.  The German-born actor fled the Nazis in 1939, and was interned in Canada as an enemy alien for the duration of World War II. In 1950, he began a busy career in film and television, somewhat ironically typecast as a Nazi villain in dozens of films both in Hollywood and Britain. Apart from his television appearances, he was featured in nearly 100 films, including > (1966) and Where Eagles Dare (1968). Signed photographs are rather uncommon, and this is the only oversized image I have ever seen.

$90