b/w photograph showing Claudette Colbert in furs, standing in a doorway ( Still from “ I Met Him in Paris “. ( Issued by Pomegranate Publications ).
Size of the photo print: 4 x 6 inches.
The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. A second photo is unsigned. It is from the 1960s and has been issued by Ross. ( 3.5 x 5.5 inches ) Both are in good condition.
Colbert was a French actress 1903-96 .
Claudette's popularity skyrocketed after she was cast as "the wickedest woman in history," Nero's unscrupulous wife Poppaea, in the Biblical epic The Sign of the Cross (1932). She expanded her range as a street-smart smuggler's daughter in I Cover the Waterfront and in the pioneering screwball comedy Three-Cornered Moon (both 1933)
Virtually every other actress in Hollywood had turned down the role of spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews in Columbia's It Happened One Night (1934), and when director Frank Capra approached an unenthusiastic Colbert, she wearily agreed to appear in the film on the conditions that she be paid twice her normal salary and that the film be completed before she was scheduled to go on vacation in four weeks. Colbert considered the experience one of the worst in her life -- until the 1935 Academy Awards ceremony, in which It Happened One Night won in virtually all major categories, including a Best Actress Oscar for her.
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