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    Claude Rains' Personal Stills from Notorious with Notations. These four original b&w 7.5" x 9.5" stills capture Claude Rains in perhaps his most multi-layered film performance: Alexander Sebastian, the mother-dominated Nazi hopelessly in love with Ingrid Bergman's Alicia in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946). Three of the stills present Rains with Bergman, and one features him with Leopoldine Konstantin (as his mother, the formidable Madame Sebastian). Each of the four stills has the stamp of RKO photographer Gaston Longet on the reverse, and two have the original snipes; in addition, Rains has written in pencil "Notorious with wife - I.B." on one of the stills with Berman, and "Ingrid, self, Notorious" on one of the others. Notorious earned Rains the fourth of his four Best Supporting Actor nominations, and he was quite confident of victory; instead, Harold Russell, the veteran who'd lost his hands, won for The Best Years of Our Lives. Rains was very disappointed -- quite understandably, since Russell received a special honorary Oscar for his performance anyway. A glue mark runs across Rains' writing on one of the stills; otherwise, they are in Excellent condition. From the Claude Rains Estate Archive.

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