Betty Field
BETTY FIELD. Vintage 9.6 x 7.7 double-weight glossy black and white full-length portrait, by Fritz Henle, of the actress osed against the New York skyline, boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, "January 1941/Cheerio Eric/There will always be an England/Betty Field.". Fine condition, with very slightly trimmed borders; slight mounting remnants on the reverse side; and mild creasing and handling bends, mainly around the edges, not significantly detracting from overall appearance. Betty Field gave notable performances in such films as Of Mice and Men (1939) and Kings Row (1942), but essentially abandoned Hollywood after 1946 to concentrate on theater, appearing on Broadway in several plays penned for her by her husband, Elmer Rice. She returned sporadically to Hollywood, appearing in such films as Bus Stop (1956) and Coogan's Bluff (1968). Signed photographs are somewhat uncommon. Photographer Fritz Henle, who has been called "the last classic freelance photographer," had a six-decade career, traveling the world and taking over 100,000 photographs. His photographs appeared in such magazines as Fortune, Life and Harper's Bazaar.
$60
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