MELVYN DOUGLAS. Dazzling 9-5/8 x 11-3/4 glossy studio portrait for I Met Him In Paris (1937), picturing Douglas with co-star Claudette Colbert, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, “To Kay/Melvyn Douglas.” Fine condition, with discoloration in the background above and to the left of his head; a studio snipe affixed to the reverse side; and the photograph neatly trimmed from its original 11×14 size. In the 1930s and ’40s, leading man Melvyn Douglas was cast in a long series of interchangeable and generally forgettable romantic comedies. It wasn’t until the 1960s, after more than a decade away from Hollywood, that he was able to show his true acting chops onscreen in such films as Billy Budd (1962), Hud (1963), and I Never Sang For My Father (1970), being honored with two Oscars along the way.