Item Description
This is an 8" x 10" black and white lobby card for "The
African Queen" signed by Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
This had been in the collection of Sig Goode, who started
collecting autographs in the late '30s when he was a staff
photographer for MGM, Modern Screen and others. There are a number
of signs of age and wear to the photo, some bending and cracking of
the photo surface. In the upper left of the reverse
(see second photo) is written in pencil "Victory Broadway",
referring to the Victory Theater on Broadway in New York,
apparently where the lobby card was displayed. This is
also most likely the location where Bogart signed the
photo, as he often made public appearances at movie houses to
promote his latest film. Bogart's signature is in blue fountain
pen, Hepburn's in black pen. Great photo of both stars
with Bogie climbing into the African Queen. This was of course his
only Academy Award winning role. Very rare for Bogart to sign movie
stills, more so when not inscribed to a specific individual. I got
a "good as gold" response on this from Al Wittnebert,
prominent collector and dealer who co-wrote a signature study on
Bogart. Over the years, I have acquired other signatures of
both Bogart and Hepburn. Shown are two such examples: the
book "The Caine Mutiny" signed by, besides Bogart, Jose Ferrer,
Fred McMurray, Lee Marvin and author Herman Wouk; and an album
cover signed by Hepburn and otther film stars. I am showing these
for further provenance.  As a lifelong autograph
collector, I'm starting to sell off some of the prized
possessions I've acquired over the years.  I will issue a
certificate of authenticity with a photo of the item, all known
signing details, and will have it notarized as I sign it. I had
sold signed rock memorabilia for years, first on Ebay, and now for
years on my own website. I am just now starting to sell here
on this site. Please check out my other items I am initially
offering here, you will see that they are well above the norm
as far as what is offered in this field these days .  I will
always share as much as i can about any items I have, or send more
photos or scans. I would always refund an item if by some chance
shown not to be genuine