Lot 1001: American film director (1896–1975) who helmed such classics as Wings, The Public Enemy, and the original version of A Star Is Born. Rare vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 soft-focus portrait of a brooding Wellman, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Miss Charles:—A most competent young lady—may your prayers be answered, William A. Wellman." Blindstamped in the lower right by photographer Eugene Robert Richee, with the reverse bearing a J. Philip Allen ownership stamp. Tape-repaired tears to top and right edges, slight wear and tack holes to edges, and trivial soiling and surface impressions, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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