Signed Luise Rainer THE GREAT ZIEGFELD Photo Collage with COA * Nicely Matted For Sale
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Signed Luise Rainer THE GREAT ZIEGFELD Photo Collage with COA * Nicely Matted:
Attention Luise Rainer Fans!!!
You are offerding on a fantastic collectible! You are offerding on an authentic signature of Luise Rainer. The signature is on a wonderful collage of photos from her famous movie, The Great Zigfeld.
All of the items are professionally matted and just waiting to be framed and proudly displayed!
One the back of the collage is a Certificate of Authenticity.
Dimensions are 16" wide by 12" high.
Great gift idea!
About Luise Rainer:
Luise Rainer(/ˈraɪnər/; January 12, 1910 – December 30, 2014) was an Austrian-Americanfilm actress.She was the first actor to win more than oneAcademy Awardand, with that, the first to win back-to-back; at the time of her death, thirteen days shy of her 105th birthday, she was thelongest-lived Oscar recipient, a superlative that has not been exceeded as of 2019.
Rainer started her acting career in Germany at age 16, under the tutelage of Austria's leading stage director,Max Reinhardt. Within a few years, she had become a distinguished Berlin stage actress with Reinhardt's Vienna theater ensemble. Critics highly praised the quality of her acting. After years of acting on stage and in films in Austria and Germany, she was discovered byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayertalent scouts, who signed her to a three-year contract in Hollywood in 1935. A number of filmmakers predicted she might become anotherGreta Garbo, MGM's leading female star at the time.
Her first American film role was inEscapadein 1935. The following year she was given a supporting part in the musical biographyThe Great Ziegfeld, where, despite limited appearances, her emotion-filled performance so impressed audiences that she was awarded the Oscar forBest Actress. She was later dubbed the "Viennese teardrop" for her dramatic telephone scene in the film.For her next role, producerIrving Thalbergwas convinced, despite the studio's disagreement, that she would also be able to play the part of a poor, plain Chinese farm wife inThe Good Earth(1937), based onPearl Buck's novel about hardship in China. The subdued character role was such a dramatic contrast to her previous vivacious character that she again won the Academy Award for Best Actress.Rainer is also the only person (along withJodie Foster) to win two Oscars before the age of 30.
However, she later stated nothing worse could have happened to her than winning two consecutive Oscars, as audience expectations from then on would be too high to fulfill.After a string of insignificant roles, MGM and Rainer became disappointed, leading her to end her brief three-year film career, soon returning to Europe. Adding to her rapid decline, some feel, was the poor career advice she received from her then-husband, playwrightClifford Odets,along with the unexpected death at age 37 of her producer,Irving Thalberg, whom she greatly admired. Some film historians consider her the "most extreme case of an Oscar victim in Hollywood mythology".
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