Impressive vintage photo inscribed in French to Pierre Blanchar :
"Pour Pierre Blanchar
grand artiste français, de son admirateur
Beverly Hills 1944"
"For Pierre Blanchar
great French artist, from his admirer
Adolphe Menjou Beverly Hills
FROM A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OFFERED TO THE BLANCHAR FAMILY
Pierre Blanchar (1892 – 1963), famous French actor, stage director, appeared in 54 films between 1922 and 1961. He won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival in 1935 and the National Board of Review Best Acting Award in 1937 for his performance in Un carnet de bal.
Married to actress Martha Vinot, he had two daughters Pierrette and Dominique, who became actresses too. Dominique, also called Minou, was really famous, she worked with Louis Jouvet, Albert Camus and won two Molière the equivalent of the US Tony Awards. She died recently in November 2018.
Well-preserved photo in good condition.
Vintage silver print.