Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Movie star on a Harley combo

Lovely celebrity publicity shot featuring a late thirties / early forties Harley. Must have seemed like a breath of fresh air sent from sunny California to 1944 Nottingham in the aftermath of the blitz and middle of rationing.

The message on the card is frankly a bit cheeky. The long and short of it is that he has posted a reply saying, 'Thank you for the autograph request, I'm not going to send you an autograph now as the postage costs me a lot so send me some money and then I will send you an autograph'! This was probably common practice back in the heyday of autograph hunting.

I've tried to identify the actor but drawn a blank, if anyone knows please get in touch or make a comment, thanks.

Unknown Hollywood actor posing with family and Harley

Thanks to Casper for getting in touch to point out that the actors appear to match the franking mark on the postcard and are probably Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone and possibly Blayney Lewis as the kid in His Butler’s Sister.

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