Maurice Chevalier hand written signature on Paramont photo-postcard.
Signed " Maurice Chevalier 1969. Good condition.
5,2 x 3,4 inches.
Maurice Chevallier ( 1888 - 1972) was a French actor, singer, and popular entertainer. He made his name as a star of musical comedy, appearing in public as a singer and dancer at an early age before working in four menial jobs as a teenager.
In 1909, he became the partner of the biggest female star in France at the time, Fréhel. Although their relationship was brief, she secured him his first major engagement, as a mimic and a singer in l'Alcazar in Marseille, for which he received critical acclaim by French theatre critics. In 1917, he discovered jazz and ragtime and went to London, where he found new success at the Palace Theatre.
After this, he toured the United States, where he met the American composers George Gershwin and Irving Berlin and brought Dédé to Broadway in 1922.
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