EDDIE CONSTANTINE

Borderless 3.5 x 5.5 vintage deckle-edge glossy black and white half-length portrait by Harcourt, signed in blue fountain pen, “Bien amicalement/Eddie Constantine.”  Fine condition, with the final letters of his surname penned against the dark background, best viewed by angling the photograph slightly into the light.  American-born actor Eddie Constantine relocated to Paris in the 1950s, where he found fame, first as a singer, then as a screen tough guy. He played the role of hard-boiled detective Lemmy Caution in about a dozen film and television projects, most notably in Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville (1965), and also appeared in several notable films directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

$40