FERNANDEL

Vintage 7 x 9.5 glossy black and white bust portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “Pour vous/Jeanne-Lian/souvenie [indecipherable]/de votre ‘Rosier’/avec ma plus/franche amitie/Fernandel/1937.”  Very good condition, with scattered mile handling bends and a lengthy, but soft, diagonal bend running through his right cheek and forehead.  The peerless French comic actor appeared in nearly 150 films over the course of a 40-year screen career.  Signed photographs in larger than postcard size are relatively uncommon.

$175