Cary Grant Vintage PARAMOUNT PICTURES Portrait Still 1

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 05, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

Offered is a vintage original 8x10 double-weight publicity still of Hollywood legend Cary Grant . Taken during the early 1930s, the image features a portrait shot of Grant wearing a black naval uniform with hat while posing in front of an interior studio backdrop. The credits on the bottom white border read CARY GRANT IN PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Please Credit Paramount Photo . Measuring 8"x10", the still is printed on a thick double-weight stock and has a beautiful glossy surface. It is in very fine condition with no chips, tears, pinholes or creases.

This is a vintage original still printed during the early 1930s and is not a restrike or later copy still.

Once told by an interviewer "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." His early years in Bristol, England, would have been an ordinary lower-middle-class childhood except for one extraordinary event. At age nine he came home from school one day and was told his mother had gone off to a seaside resort. The real truth, however, was that she had been placed in a mental institution, w she would remain for years, and he was never told about it (he never saw his mother again until he was in his late 20s). He left school at 14, lying about his age and forging his father's signature on a letter to join Bob Pender's troupe of knockabout
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