HERMAN BING

HERMAN BING. Scarce vintage 3-3/8 x 6-1/4 matte finish sepia tone chest-up costume portrait of the antic character actor with an explosive German accent, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To Joseph Liga/from Herman Bing/ 4/16/38.” Very fine condition. After working seemingly non-stop in over 100 films during the 1930s, Herman Bing’s career began to dry up around 1940. Despondent over his inability to find work, he took his own life in 1947.

$60