DON LOPER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 18100
Signature of the fashion designer and hotel decorator, affixed below a candid photo of him
Signature: "Don Loper", 2¼x1 strip, affixed to a 5x3 page which also bears an unsigned candid b/w photo of him. Ink note (unknown hand) - 11/21/72 - is the date of his death, not a signing date. Don Loper (1906-1972) was a wardrobe designer for actresses from Gracie Allen (on TV) to Marlene Dietrich (Rancho Notorious, 1952). He also designed jewelry for Ella Fitzgerald, and fashioned men's neckties. Loper was also an interior decorator for hotels, including the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the Roney Plaza in Miami Beach. His work is displayed in collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Loper played bit parts three films, and was an assistant producer of the Sonja Henie movie It's a Pleasure (1945). He introduced Judy Garland to her future husband, director Vincente Minnelli. Signature lightly beaded but legible. Fine condition.
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