Vintage 1952 Wallace Seawell Exhibition Photograph Glamorous Angela Lansbury NR

Vintage 1952 Wallace Seawell Exhibition Photograph Glamorous Angela Lansbury NR

Vintage 1952 Wallace Seawell Exhibition Photograph Glamorous Angela Lansbury NR

Vintage 1952 Wallace Seawell Exhibition Photograph Glamorous Angela Lansbury NR

Vintage 1952 Wallace Seawell Exhibition Photograph Glamorous Angela Lansbury NR

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin-up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: This is a 1952 vintage and original, oversized, fine art portrait photograph of Angela Lansbury. The Hollywood movie star is positively glamorous in this exquisite mid-century modern Hollywood Regency view from Wallace Seawell. Lansbury is the epitome of grace, elegance, and style! Beautifully hand developed by Seawell and exhibition mounted on board with Lansbury’s name hand lettered in the bottom margin, this comes from the personal estate collection of the photographer. Display board measures 19″ x 20″ // Photograph measures 16 1/2″ x 13 3/4″ on a semi-gloss double weight paper stock. Seawell’s Paul Hesse Studios blind stamp in lower right corner of photograph. Ink stamp and handwritten notations to verso. CONDITION: Photograph is in very fine+ condition with virtually no visible wear. The hand lettering on the display board is crisp and sharp with no fading, smearing, or smudging. The exhibition board shows very minor toning to some areas and minimal corner/edge wear. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, Gaslight (1944). Two pictures later, she was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress, this time for The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Now established as a supporting player of quality, she began a long career, often as “the other woman” in major productions and as the leading lady in lesser films. Her features, while not at all old-appearing, gave her an air of maturity that allowed her to pass as much older than she actually was, and she began playing mother roles, often to players of her own age, while yet in her thirties. She concentrated more and more on stage work, achieving notable success in a number of Broadway plays and musicals, winning four Tony Awards in sixteen years. Although active in television since the early 1950s, she obtained her greatest fame in the 1980s by starring in the light mystery program Murder, She Wrote (1984). As Jessica Fletcher, she became known and loved by millions for well over a decade. She also became known for the odd fact of almost annual Emmy Award nominations for the role without ever winning for it. An institution in American theatre and television, she is also an inspiration for the graciousness of her personality, which is often exploited and always admired. IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver Wallace Seawell (1916 2007) Obituary By: Randy Kennedy Wallace Seawell, a celebrity photographer whose West Hollywood home was for decades one of the countrys most productive glamour factories, turning out thousands of portraits of movie stars, singers, presidents, kings and Gabor sisters (all three), died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Seawells subjects, who sat for him in the pre-paparazzi days, when photographers tried to make stars look their best, included almost everyone who was someone in movies and music from the 1940s through the 1980s: Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Nat King Cole, Janet Leigh, Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Tony Curtis, Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Joan Collins and Diana Ross. Johnson, while in the White House, came to Mr. Seawells house to be photographed, as did the Shah of Iran, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Earlier in his career he was under a personal contract to Howard Hughes at RKO Pictures where he had an office adjoining Hughess. Seawell, who liked to be called just Seawell, made highly stylized portraits for many of the Hollywood celebrity magazines, like Photoplay and Screen Gems. He also took photographs for several studios and celebrity agencies. In interviews, he often sounded as star-struck as the fans for whom his photographs were intended. It was the greatest time to be in Hollywood, he said of his career, in an interview in 2000. You could really get to know the stars then. They threw big parties in their homes, and I was fortunate enough to be invited to most of them. Wallace Lacy Seawell was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Atlanta. When he was 7 his family moved to Sarasota, Fla. Where teachers noticed his artistic talent. His early ambition was to be a painter, but he soon took up a camera and was accepted into a highly competitive photography program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He later was a set designer and fashion photographer in New York. After serving in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, he moved to Los Angeles and took a job one that would last 20 years with Paul A. Hesse, then a leading commercial photographer on the West Coast. Seawell started his own business in his antique-filled home. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides studio work, Mr. He once served as the official photographer for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For many years, Mr. Seawell shared his home with the actress Carol Channing and her husband and manager, Charles Lowe. In the late 1990s, he became enmeshed in their highly public divorce battle when Ms. Both men denied that this was the case. He described his success as a result of enthusiasm, something not especially hard to come by when taking pictures of Sophia Loren. She was divine to work with, he said in an interview. The aura of the person excites you, and youve got to be excited or you wont do a good job. Obituary By: Randy Kennedy c/o The New York Times. The item “Vintage 1952 Wallace Seawell Exhibition Photograph Glamorous Angela Lansbury NR” is in sale since Monday, August 15, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Photographs”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Date of Creation: 1950-Now
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Celebrities & Musicians
  • Color: Black & White
  • Artist: Wallace Seawell
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: 19″ x 20″

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