ARTHUR LAKE - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JANE FRAZEE - HFSID 295671
Sale Price $216.00
The actor draws an image of Dagwood Bumstead on the front of a 5x4½ album leaf and the actress signs on verso.
Inscribed Original Art signed: "To Jim-/Arthur Lake/'DAGWOOD'" and on verso "To Jim/Sincerely/Jane Frazee" in red ink, 5x4½ album leaf. Lake has drawn Dagwood's face.Arthur Lake (1905-1987) was a child actor whose adult career was set in 1938 when he portrayed Chic Young's cartoon character Dagwood opposite Penny Singleton's Blondie in the first of 28 films featuring the fictional family through 1950, with a brief TV series in 1954. In the movie, quite opposite the comic strip, Blondie had the family brains. Singer, dancer and actressJane Frazee (1918-1985, born Mary Jane Frehse) performed a vaudeville act with sister Ruth as The Frazee Sisters before entering films in 1940. She played both musicals, beginning with the first of four "Moonlight" films, Melody and Moonlight, and shared the screen with Abbott and Costello (Buck Privates) and Oleson and Johnson (Hellzapoppin). She was also seen in numerous Westerns with Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and others. After a few TV guest roles, she left acting for the real estate business in the mid-1950s. Ink note (unknown hand) at bottom edge (not affecting signature). Fine condition.
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