DIANA WYNYARD

Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 glossy black and white chest-up publicity portrait by Dorothy Wilding, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “For Fred Kennedy/with good wishes/Diana Wynyard.”  Fine condition, with a date of 1935 written in another hand at the top left corner.  The well-bred British leading lady, nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Cavalcade (1933), was one of Britain’s finest Shakesearean actresses. She also appeared very memorably in the 1940 British film, Gaslight, a worthy, suspenseful competitor to the better-known 1944 American version with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.

$40