A Striking Montgomery Clift Autograph Display
Offered is a wonderful example of this scarce autograph, which we had professionally double matted and framed along with an iconic photograph of this film legend, who died quite young, age 45 in 1966, making his autograph quite elusive and one coveted by all movie collectors.
Montgomery Clift (1920-1966), like Marlon Brando and James Dean, was an early "method" actor, having been among the first group invited by Lee Strasberg to study at his famous Actors Studio in New york City. He burst onto the Hollywood scene in 1946 at age 25, starring in his first movie, Red River, alongside John Wayne. In his second movie, The Search, he received the first of his four Academy Award nominations. Among the most talented and popular actors of the 1950's he is perhaps best known for his roles in A Place in the Sun (1951), starring his good friend, Elizabeth Taylor, From Here To Eternity (1953) with Frank Sinatra, and Suddenly Last Summer (1959) with Taylor and Katharine Hepburn.
This dark-blue autograph was located in a vintage autograph book that we purchased sometime ago and is in flawless condition, free of any imperfections whatsoever, including rips and tears, 'foxing' , browning, smudging or tape. The writing itself also is perfect and typical of his style (notice he signed his first name as "Monty").
We then located the perfect photograph of him as George Eastman in A Place in the Sun and sent both off to be expertly assembled. Archival Mylar and ultraviolet protected plexiglass has been used to further protect this rare signature. The result is one stunning display item that will great on your favorite wall and no doubt result in long discussions with visitors about the Golden Era of cinema and Hollywood of the 1950's.
Clift was known to be quite moody and introverted, and so finding nice examples of his autograph is a challenge. Moreover, he passed away in 1966, long before the 'autograph craze' that came decades later. This one is the "real ticket" and perfect for that missing space in your cult-cinema collection. Indeed, he is one of the true icons of the period.
Comes with the all-important Letter of Authenticity from the JSA Company, the hobby's leading third party authenticator.