Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
On this day... see what happened on your special day
On this day in 1939 the filming of "Gone With the Wind" began, Vivien Leigh won a 'Best Actress' award for playing Scarlett O'Hara in the film. In 1947 Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, died in a plane crash. The prince was returning to Stockholm from a hunting trip and visit to Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. On the same ill-fated trip was Grace Moore, American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film. She was nicknamed the "Tennessee Nightingale."
MOORE (Grace, 1898-1947, American Operatic Soprano & Actress, died in a plane crash)
Portrait photo, showing her head and shoulder, resting her chin thoughtfully on one hand, with a slip of paper lightly attached below bearing her signature, 10” x 8”, dated in pencil in another hand London, 1935
LEIGH (Vivien, 1913-1967, Actress, Star of ‘Gone with the Wind')
Fine vintage photo boldly signed underneath showing her head and shoulders in semi profile, looking very serious, 4” x 3½” image on card 5¼” x 3¼”, no place, no date
GUSTAF ADOLF (Edmund, 1906-1947, Prince of Sweden, killed in a flying accident)
Superb photo by Jaeger, boldly signed “Edmund” and dated, also signed by the Photographer in white ink, showing the young Prince head and shoulders in uniform with decorations, 9½” x 7”, no place, 1928
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