RICHARD NEY

RICHARD NEY. Vintage 8×10 glossy sepia tone chest-up portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “With best wishes/to Claude Wallace -/Richard Ney.” Fine condition, slight trimming to the left and right borders, and scattered creasing and handling bends in the borders and the image, the creasing in the image almost entirely invisible when the photograph is viewed head on with the exception of a mild, noticeable bend in the background just above his right shoulder. Hollywood bad boy Richard Ney took a shortcut to notoriety in 1943 by marrying Greer Garson, eleven years his senior, after playing her son, his first featured role, in Mrs. Miniver the previous year. Their acrimonious divorce created lots of headlines for him, although not the type helpful to a career. He continued to appear sporadically in films and television through the mid-1960s, by which time he had already developed a successful second career as an investment counselor. Signed photographs are rather uncommon.

$60