Barbara Stanwyck – 1950’s Signed Double Weight 8×10 Promo Portrait – Autograph. 1950s original John Engstead of Beverly Hills double weight 8×10 promo photo of Barbara Stanwyck. Signed by Barbara with her name only. In black steel tip fountain pen. Ink feathering to the first a and second b of Barbara. A couple of minor stray red ink marks beneath her first name. One slight upper right corner bump, but otherwise a beautiful vintage signed image of this wonderful actress. “John Engstead, Beverly Hills” hand-stamp on verso. Read bio and background below. Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model, and dancer. A stage, film, and television star, she was known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional for her strong, realistic screen presence. A favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang, and Frank Capra, she made 85 films in 38 years before turning to television. Stanwyck made her debut on stage in the chorus as a Ziegfeld girl in 1923, at age 16, and within a few years was acting in plays. Her first lead role, which was in the hit Burlesque (1927), gained praise and established her as a Broadway star. In 1929, she began acting in talking pictures, receiving her major break when Frank Capra chose her for his romantic drama Ladies of Leisure (1930), which led to additional leading roles. In 1937, she had the title role in Stella Dallas and received her first Academy Award nomination for best actress. In 1941 she starred in two successful screwball comedies: Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper, and The Lady Eve with Henry Fonda. She received her second Academy Award nomination for Ball of Fire, and in the decades since its release The Lady Eve has come to be regarded as a comedic classic with Stanwyck’s performance called one of the best in American comedy. By 1944, Stanwyck had become the highest-paid woman in the United States. Described as one of the ultimate portrayals of villainy, it is widely thought that Stanwyck should have won the Academy Award for Best Actress rather than being just nominated. She received another Oscar nomination for her lead performance as an invalid wife overhearing her own murder plot in the thriller film noir, Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). After she moved into television in the 1960s, she won three Emmy Awards for The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1961), the western series The Big Valley (1966), and miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983). She received an Honorary Oscar in 1982, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1986 and was the recipient of several other honorary lifetime awards. She was ranked as the 11th greatest female star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute. An orphan at the age of four, and partially raised in foster homes, she always worked; one of her directors, Jacques Tourneur, said of Stanwyck, She only lives for two things, and both of them are work. All autographed items are guaranteed authentic for life. We reserve the right to end any listing at any time. We sell on other venues and items may become unavailable. I have an entry as a consignor and contributing expert in ” R&R 1998 Autograph price guide “. The item “Barbara Stanwyck 1950’s Signed Double Weight 8×10 Promo Portrait Autograph” is in sale since Thursday, April 22, 2021. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs”. The seller is “regansautographs” and is located in Westbury, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Photograph
- Industry: Movies