Leslie Caron autograph. b/w photo signed by Leslie Caron in the 1970s.
Size: 8 x 10 inches. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Photo from 1972. Minor creasing at some parts of the photo. Heavier creasing at the lower part of the photo. Clear, authentic signature.
The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Leslie Caron was discovered by Gene Kelly, who cast her as the ingénue in his 1951 film An American in Paris. This led to a long-term MGM contract and a string of films in which Caron's dancing and singing skills were showcased to the utmost: Lili (1953), The Glass Slipper (1954), Gaby (1956), and Gigi (1958). During this period, she was loaned out to co-star with Fred Astaire in 20th Century-Fox's Daddy Long Legs (1955), and was seen on the Paris stage in Jean Renoir's Ornet.
She had been nominated for a BFA, and an Oscar, for Lili).
Her later film assignments included Father Goose (1965), in which she received an image-shattering slap in the face from Cary Grant; Ken Russell's Valentino (1977), in the role of silent-screen legend Alla Nazimova; and Louis Malle's Damage (1992).