ADELE JERGENS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BURNU "THE VENEZUELAN VOLCANO" ACQUANETTA - HFSID 25485
ADELE JERGENS and BURNU ACQUANETTA Their autograph notes signed on opposite sides of page Autograph Note signed: "George -/You're terrific - I hope/I have the pleasure working/with you again/Adele Jergens", 7¾x3½. Newspaper clipping (3½x1) affixed at lower edge.
Sale Price $126.00
ADELE JERGENS and BURNU ACQUANETTA
Their autograph notes signed on opposite sides of page
Autograph Note signed: "George -/You're terrific - I hope/I have the pleasure working/with you again/Adele Jergens", 7¾x3½. Newspaper clipping (3½x1) affixed at lower edge. And on verso: "Life is a [1½ lines illegible]/When joy sits at your table/Sorrow lies in your bed./Good luck always/Burnu Acquanetta". [This may be an autograph quotation or a poem, but the source has not been identified.] ADELE JERGENS (1917-2002, born in Brooklyn, New York) first came to the world's attention when she was voted "Miss World's Fairest" at the 1939 World's Fair. She had four Broadway performances under her belt, mostly as a dancer, before her first movie appearance in 1943. In all, Jergens appeared in over 60 TV shows and films, mostly as tough or loose women in B movies. She did enjoy a few roles in A films, like the 1955 film adaptation of William Gibson's novel The Cobweb, as well as an odd pairing with Marilyn Monroe in 1949's Ladies of the Chorus... odd because Jergens was only four years older than Monroe but was still cast as her mother. A model turned B-movie actress, BURNU ACQUANETTA (1921-2004) was known as "the Venezuelan Volcano." Of Native American ancestry, she was raised by adoptive parents as Mildred Davenport. Taking her birth name to the screen, she played assorted jungle women and exotic beauties, starring as "Paula the Ape Woman" in three Universal Pictures releases, starting with Captive Wild Woman (1944). Acquanetta married a Phoenix car dealer, starred in his TV commercials, and became a local socialite and philanthropist. She wrote a book of poetry, The Audible Silence (1974). Lightly soiled. Light discoloration at lower right edge, including Jergens' signature. Light show-through of clipping. Irregularly trimmed edges.
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