STERLING HOLLOWAY

Vintage 1940 8×10 glossy sepia tone Paramount Pictures chest-up studio portrait, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “For Joe/Sincerely + Things/Sterling Holloway.”  Very good condition, with portions of the inscription and signature penned against the dark fabric of his jacket, with moderate contrast; and scattered handling bends, including a horizontal bend running the width of the image along the bottom edge, which looks much worse in the accompanying scan than it does on the actual photograph.  The lanky, languorous character actor appeared in well over one hundred films. His distinctively high-pitched voice was heard in numerous Disney animated features, as well as the popular Winnie the Pooh cartoon series.  Vintage signed photographs are quite uncommon, but this is priced to reflect condition.

$75