Vintage 1938 JOAN FONTAINE Original 8x10 RKO STUDIO Rare Portrait BACHRACH

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  • Sold Date: Dec 14, 2013
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Joan Fontaine by Ernest A. Bachrach a vintage gelatin-silver photograph U.S. publicity portrait for RKO-Radio Studio dated 1938 glossy fiber paper 8 x 10 inches Very Good

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Fair - heavily used, major defects Good - average used, normal wear and defects Very Good - above average used, light wear and small defects Fine - lightly used, small blemishes Very Fine - as printed, may have very minor blemishes Near Mint - like new, regardless of age ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (born 22 October 1917), known professionally as Joan Fontaine , is a British American actress.

Born in Japan to British parents, de Havilland and her older sister Olivia de Havilland moved to California in 1919. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year.

In 1941, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Rebecca , directed by Alfred Hitchcock . The following year, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941) making Fontaine the only actress to ever win an Academy Award in a film directed by Hitchcock. [2 ] Fontaine and sister de Havilland are the only siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards .
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