By: (Golden Age Hollywood)
Seller ID: 141672
Condition: Oversize (9-1/2 X 12-1/4) double-weight gelatin silver photograph inscribed in blue ink fountain pen by Montgomery to Hollywood photographer George Watson. The inscription is undated, but most likely dates from the mid to late 1930's. Damage to lower left corner, else VG+
Montgomery (1904-1981) began his acting career in 1929 and has the distinction of having played both Lord Peter Wimsey in 1940 ("Haunted Honeymoon" based on BUSMAN'S HONEYMOON) and Philp Marlowe in 1947 ("Lady in the Lake"). He also directed and starred in one of the great film noirs of the forties, "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947) based on the Dorothy B. Hughes novel. Watson was a member of the notable Watson family of photographers that has flourished in Los Angeles for nearly a century. He was one of the first staff photographers at the Los Angeles Times and covered not... View More...