JEAN HERSHOLT

JEAN HERSHOLT. Vintage 8×10 glossy sepia tone chest-up MGM studio portrait, circa 1936, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “Jean Hersholt/To Sanford.” Fine condition, with scatteed mild creases and handling bends, almost entirely in the borders. Although best remembered today for the numerous kindly, avuncular roles he played in the later years of his career, such as Shirley Temple’s grandfather in Heidi (1937) and the generous-hearted Dr. Christian, which he played in a popular series of films between 1939-41, Jean Hersholt was also effective as a screen villian, unexcelled as the vengeful, odious Marcus in Erich von Stroheim’s Greed (1924).

$75