BARBARA BARONDESS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 347448
Sale Price $108.00
The stage and screen actress who fled Russia with her family signed this index card in blue ink
Signature: "Barbara Barondess". 5x3. Barbara Barondess (1907-2000) was born in Brooklyn, but her family moved to Russia in 1908. During the Russian Revolution, they made a harrowing escape and were detained in Poland as Russian spies. They finally reached America, and Barondess in later years expressed a wish to have her ashes scattered at the Statue of Liberty. She was named Miss Greater New York in 1926, and opportunities to sing, dance, and eventually act on Broadway followed. Her Broadway credits include Topaze (1930) and The Garden of Eden (1927). She was cast in many films - many un-credited between 1925 and 1940, later complaining that the Hollywood studios mistreated women. She left acting, returned to college, and became a very successful interior designer. She designed the homes of Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, and Ronald Reagan with Jane Wyman, and her décor was featured on the cover of House Beautiful. She also designed fashionable clothing and jewelry. Lightly toned. Note on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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