A brief biography of the portrait artist Nicholas Volpe (1911-1992), who was commissioned to illustrate the Academy Award Winners for Best Actor and Actress each year. Those portraits were collected and mass produced for resale in 1962 and are collectible today.
Press Photo Shows Mickey Rooney as Illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg
James Montgomery Flagg was the illustrator responsible for the famed “I Want You” Uncle Sam posters during World War I. This press photo shows a later illustration of actor Mickey Rooney.
Spencer Tracy and Ed Sullivan Illustration by Shapi
An illustration of Spencer Tracy with Ed Sullivan by Shapi that appeared in the July 1938 issue of the Pictorial Review as part of an article by Sullivan about Tracy. Freddie Bartholomew also pictured.
Humphrey Bogart sketches Errol Flynn and the boys
Inside the February 13, 1938 edition of Screen & Radio Weekly is a full page article attributed to Humphrey Bogart which includes a pair of illustrations also credited as Bogie’s handiwork. Here’s what it’s all about.