JACK CARSON

Vintage 8×10 glossy black and white two-thirds length Warner Bros. studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Irwin -/Best wishes from/Jack Carson.”  Near fine condition, with scattered mild handling and thumbing bends, most visible in the borders and background.  One bend that starts at the center of the top border and runs through his face is visible in the border when the image is viewed head on, while the creasing in the facial area is generally only visible when the photograph is angled slightly into the light.  Affable or overbearing, depending on one’s taste, Jack Carson starred in dozens of mostly limp comedies and musicals at Warner Bros. during the 1940s. Although best known as a comedian, his most impressive performances were in more dramatic roles that he was offered less frequently, including such films as Mildred Pierce (1945), A Star is Born (1954) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof> (1958).

$85