Jane Powell: Early portrait-photo, hand signed. Issued by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Films – Austria, depicting the young Powell in “Nancy geht nach Paris”.
(Probably Nancy goes to Rio).
The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches, trimmed at right side.
Jane Powell (born 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress. She was a star of MGM musicals as a teenager in the 1940s, and continued in the 1950s.
Her first successes were in Joe Pasternak-produced musicals including A Date with Judy (1948) with schoolmate Elizabeth Taylor, and Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) with Ann Sothern. Along with many other Hollywood stars, Powell performed at the Inauguration Ball for President Harry S. Truman on January 20, 1949.
Powell worked side by side with Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding (1951), when she was brought in to replace Judy Garland. According to film historian Robert Osborne, in a six-minute scene in the movie, Powell and Astaire match witty banter, sing and dance in a performance that showcased the actress's energy and talent.
Her best-known film is probably Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), opposite Howard Keel, which gave her the opportunity to play a more mature character than previous films. Her other films include: Rich, Young and Pretty (1951), Small Town Girl (1953), Three Sailors and a Girl (1953), Athena (1954), Deep in My Heart (1954), Hit the Deck (1955), and The Girl Most Likely (1957).
In 1956 Powell recorded a song, "True Love", that rose to 15 on the Billboard charts and 107 on the pop charts for that year, according to the Joel Whitburn compilation. This was her only single to make the charts.
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