Davis, Bette. (1908-1989)

"All about Eve" – Signed Photograph

Signed promotional still from the 1950 film distributed by 20th Century Fox, a headshot of the American actress in the lead role of the movie. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.4 cm). Lower right corner slightly bumped, else fine. 

The 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck is based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr. The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who maneuvers herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships. The film held its world premiere in New York City on October 13, 1950 and was praised by critics at the time of its release, receiving a record 14 Academy Award nominations and winning six, including Best Picture. All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress). Widely considered as among the greatest films of all time, in 1990, it became one of 25 films selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.


Signed Photograph