GEORGE MARSHALL

GEORGE MARSHALL. Vintage 8×10 glossy black and white chest-up portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To John Meyers/My No. 1 Fan/’Sincerely’/Geo. Marshall/Paramount/1947.” Near fine condition, with scattered overall mild creasing; bumped corners; and a small tear at the bottom left corner. George Marshall began his directorial career chruning out two-reel serials for Ruth Roland. During the 1920s he frequently worked with Tom Mix before going to work for, first, Mack Sennett, and then Hal Roach, directing comedies with Laurel and Hardy and Thelma Todd, among others. In the 1930s he became a feature director, working on multiple occasions with such stars as Alice Faye, Betty Hutton, Bob Hope and Glenn Ford. His biggest success was the 1939 comedy-Western Destry Rides Again, and he also won plaudits for the noir classic, The Blue Dahlia (1946). This is the only signed photograph I have ever had.

$330