James Whale

Whale, James

English film director (1889-1957). An exceptional vintage signed and inscribed 8 x 10 photograph of Whale in a head and shoulders pose. no place. 8 x 10 inch.
$ 13,571 / 12.500 € (92993)

An exceptional vintage signed and inscribed 8 x 10 photograph of Whale in a head and shoulders pose. Photograph by Roman Freulich and bearing his Universal Pictures credit stamp to the verso. Signed by Whale in bold, dark fountain pen ink across a light area at the base of the image, 'To Donald Weeks, with best wishes & here's hoping he likes “The Bride of Frankenstein”, James Whale', and dated 1935 in his hand. Autographs of Whale are extremely rare in any form, and signed photographs of this quality (and enhanced by the inscription) are of the utmost desirability.

A few light corner and surface creases, largely to the white borders. English film director of several classic horror films including Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Roman Freulich (1898-1974) Polish-born American photographer, known for his portraits and movie stills. Freulich worked extensively with James Whale and was the stills photographer for Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The classic science fiction horror film Bride of Frankenstein was the sequel to the 1931 film Frankenstein. Both movies starred Boris Karloff as the Monster and Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein, and the Bride of Frankenstein also starred Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of Mary Shelley and the titular character at the end of the film..

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