A vintage page from an autograph album, signed on February 25th 1948 by Diana Wynyard, the English actress who began her career on the stage. her career on the stage. After success in Liverpool and London, she performed on Broadway, appearing first in Rasputin and the Empress in 1932, with Ethel, John, and Lionel Barrymore. She then appeared in the film version, beginning her Hollywood career. Fox Film Corporation put her in their lavish film version of Noël Coward's stage spectacle Cavalcade (1933), for which performance she became the first British actress to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.Other film roles included Reunion in Vienna (1933), playing John Barrymore's old flame, On the Night of the Fire (1939), as the frightened heroine of Gaslight (1940) and Freedom Radio, The Prime Minister and Kipps (all 1941), directed by Carol Reed, later her first husband. After the Second World War she concentrated mostly on the stage and through the 1940s and 50s had her pick of star parts.
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