ED WYNN

Vintage 1920s 11×14 double-weight satin finish black and white promotional portrait by Vandamm Studio, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “Mother/from/Sonny Ed/Ed Wynn.”  Fine condition, with emulsification in the background at the right, on his jacket, and a small area on his neck, not significantly detracting from overall appearance.  Wynn’s lengthy career as a comic actor spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television and film.  At the end of the 1950s, as public tastes began to change and his career was on the wane, he heeded the advice of his son Keenan Wynn and shifted to dramatic roles, winning an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).  He also had notable collaborations with the Disney Company. voicing The Mad Hatter inAlice in Wonderland (1951), and appearing as Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins (1964).

$225