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Reggie Purdell

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Category: Entertainment
Reference No: 9742
Status: Available
Price: £60.00
  Reggie Purdell  Reggie Purdell

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British character actor.

Purdell’s long list of screen credits includes Bell Bottom George (1944), Love Story (1944), London Town (1946), A Man About the House (1947), Captain Boycott (1947) and many others.

He’s probably best remembered for his role in the classic Brighton Rock (1947), as Frank, the blind gang member.

This is a very fine vintage sepia photograph (8" x 10"), of Purdell in an unidentified character role, signed and inscribed ("To Eric, In grateful appreciation of his artistry, Sincerely, Reggie Purdell") in dark blue ink across the image. Slight waviness of the left edge but otherise in very good condition. The signature and inscription are across a darker are of the image but remain readable without difficulty. VERY RARE.

This photograph is inscribed to the great British showbusiness photographer, Eric Gray and is unique.
It was Gray's practice after a publicity shoot to send a contact print to his subject for approval. The subject would then signify this by signing the photograph and returning it to him. This came from Eric Gray's estate.