Charles Laughton 1950 Signed Theatre Guild Contract with Orig 1951 RKO Photo
Charles Laughton - 1950 Signed Theatre Guild Contract w/ Orig 1950 RKO Photo. One page, double sided, Theatre Guild Radio Division, Contract dated, August 11, 1950 for a radio play entitled, "Edward, My Son". Signed in black fountain pen. On the the lower left of the page, by Charles Laughton. Also signed on the lower right of the page, by Armina Marshall. Comes w/ an original 1951 RKO 8x10 Promo photo. Photo has one mild diagonal corner bend, upper right. Read bio and background below. Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death. He played a wide range of classical and modern parts, making an impact in Shakespeare at the Old Vic. His film career took him to Broadway and then Hollywood, but he also collaborated with Alexander Korda on notable British films of the era, including The Private Life of Henry VIII, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the title character. He portrayed everything from monsters and misfits to kings.
Among Laughton's biggest film hits were The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ruggles of Red Gap, Jamaica Inn, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Big Clock, and Witness for the Prosecution. Daniel Day-Lewis cited Laughton as one of his inspirations, saying: He was probably the greatest film actor who came from that period of time.
He had something quite remarkable. His generosity as an actor; he fed himself into that work. As an actor, you cannot take your eyes off him.
In his later career, he took up stage directing, notably in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and George Bernard Shaw's Don Juan in Hell, in which he also starred. He directed one film, the thriller The Night of the Hunter, which after an initially disappointing reception is regarded today as an acclaimed film classic.
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I have an entry as a consignor and contributing expert in " R&R 1998 Autograph price guide ". The item "Charles Laughton 1950 Signed Theatre Guild Contract with Orig 1951 RKO Photo" is in sale since Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs".
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- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Photograph
- Industry: Movies