Impressive vintage photo inscribed to the sisters Blanchar :
"Best of luck to Pierrette and Minou Ingrid Bergman.
Dec. - 44"
According to David Thomson, for Ingrid Bergman 1944 was "the peak of her Hollywood glory". She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Gaslight, a film in which George Cukor directed her as a "wife driven close to madness" by co-star Charles Boyer.
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.