BEBE DANIELS - AUTOGRAPH 1947 CO-SIGNED BY: LES ALLEN, LER DOONAN, BEN LYON - HFSID 55406
BEBE DANIELS, BEN LYON, LES ALLEN and GEORGE DOONAN. Signatures: "Bebe Daniels", "Ben Lyon" and "Yours truly/Les Allen", 6½x5¼. Magazine photo, b/w, 1¼x1½, of Allen at left of signature.
Sale Price $216.00
BEBE DANIELS, BEN LYON, LES ALLEN and GEORGE DOONAN. Signatures: "Bebe Daniels", "Ben Lyon" and "Yours truly/Les Allen", 6½x5¼. Magazine photo, b/w, 1¼x1½, of Allen at left of signature. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dorothy/Cheerio/Geo Doonan/1947" affixed on verso. Sepia, 3¼x5½. BEBE DANIELS (1901-1971) broke into silent films at age seven, moving on to Mack Sennett comedies in the 1910s, Cecil B. DeMille features in the twenties, and musical and other roles in the early talkie era (Rio Rita, 1929; 42nd Street (1933). She and actor husband BEN LYON moved to England in 1935, becoming popular radio and television personalities there. Lyon (1901-1979) had also appeared in silents and early talkies. After WWII, he became executive talent director for Fox (some sources say he discovered Marilyn Monroe and gave her that screen name) and later headed his own London-based talent agency. After his wife's death in 1971, Lyon married actress Marian Nixon and moved back to the U.S. LES ALLEN was a member of the "Goodtimers" staff at WBYG radio station in Savannah, Georgia. Allen, who started in radio in 1958, was the host of Talk Back, an early call-in talk show, and was the station's first "all night" radio DJ. British actor GEORGE DOONAN (1896-1973) appeared in the films The Entertainers (1960) and The Shadow of the Cat (1961). Lightly soiled, pencil smudges at Daniels' signature. Shaded at lower edge. Rippled on verso. Irregular left edge, upper and lower right corners rounded. Overall, fine condition.
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