Tony Curtis color portrait photo, hand signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 7 x 9.5 inches. Very fine condition.
Tony Curtis began his career at Universal and achieved his first clear success in the title role of George Marshall's "Houdini" (1953), which co-starred his then-wife Janet Leigh. He played opposite Sidney Poitier and earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination in "The Defiant Ones" (1958).
Curtis exhibited his facility for comedy in Billy Wilder's hilarious "Some Like It Hot" (1959), and the fully restored version of "Spartacus" (1960) released in 1991 included more footage of the notorious bathing scene (with its distinctly homosexual undercurrent) between Laurence Olivier and Curtis. (Anthony Hopkins dubbed lines for the late Olivier.)
As a comic Falco this time, con-artist Curtis wheeled and dealed and teamed brilliantly with Cary Grant, but most of his subsequent comedies (e.g., "The Rat Race", 1960; "Goodbye Charlie" 1964; "The Great Race" 1965) fell far short of the mark.
He has also found time to develop his skills as an artist, and his paintings, especially the Marilyn Monroe portraits, have fetched considerable sums.
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