BEN LYON - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: BEBE DANIELS - HFSID 80020
Sale Price $162.00
BEBE DANIELS and BEN LYON
Lyon and Daniels' signatures on an orange album leaf. Daniels and Lyon were married from 1930 until her death in 1971.
Signatures: "Bebe Daniels" and "Ben Lyon", 4¼x2¾ album leaf. DANIELS (1901-1971, born Phyllis Daniels in Dallas, Texas) 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). LYON (1901-1979, born in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American actor who starred in films of the silent and early talking era. In Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930), he piloted his own plane. He married Bebe Daniels in 1930. Both moved to England in 1935 and became popular radio and television personalities there. Lyon fought in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After Bebe's death, he married former movie co-star Marian Nixon. In 1946, while working for 20th Century Fox, he organized a color screen test for a young actress named Norma Jean Dougherty, got Dougherty her first contract and suggested a name change to "Marilyn Monroe". Lightly toned and creased. Random ink stains. Pinholes on left from album binding. Otherwise, fine condition.
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