BEBE DANIELS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 323386
BEBE DANIELS The silent film actress poses with glamorous hair and makeup, offers fan her "every good wish" in black ink Inscribed photograph signed: "To Helen McDonough/ With my every good/ wish -/ Bebe Daniels" in black ink. Sepia, 8x10.
Sale Price $573.75
The silent film actress poses with glamorous hair and makeup, offers fan her "every good wish" in black ink
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Helen McDonough/ With my every good/ wish -/ Bebe Daniels" in black ink. Sepia, 8x10. Phyllis Virginia "Bebe" Daniels (1901-1971) broke into silent films at age seven, and played Dorothy in the first film version of The Wizard of Oz in 1910. She moved 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. She wrote much of the dialogue for their long-running BBC program Hi Gang, which continued through the London Blitz of 1940. President Truman later awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom for this wartime contribution. Toned. Corners rounded. Light surface creases. Slightly worn and soiled. Ink notes on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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