EDNA BEST - NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: LOUISE BROWNE, JOSEPHINE HOUSTON - HFSID 137504
Sale Price $180.00
EDNA BEST, LOUISE BROWNE, AND JOSEPHINE HOUSTON
Rare collection of signatures from the three actresses, all signing on their respective images
Newspaper photograph signed: "Edna Best", "Josephine Houston", "Louise Browne", all affixed to a 7¼x10½. English actress EDNA BEST (1900-1974) was women's swim champion of Sussex. Initially a stage performer, she entered films in 1931, and is best remembered as the mother in the original version of Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934). Among her other films were Intermezzo (1939), Swiss Family Robinson (1940) and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). Having appeared on London television as early as 1938 (in an adaptation of an Agatha Christie story), she won an Emmy in 1957 for This Happy Breed. Married to actor Herbert Marshall from 1928 to 1940, she was the mother of another actress, Sarah Marshall. LOUISE BROWNE (1906-1996) was an American born British dancer and comedy performer. Browne began her career in the Ziegfield Follies, and later gained roles in several London musicals due to her impressive dance skills, including 1927's The Girl Friend. Browne also held the 1930's world record for most pirouettes, recording over 80 consecutive spins. After the height of her performing career, Browne married a British diplomat, but remained prominent as a director in the Royal Academy of Dancing.JOSEPHINE HOUSTON was a stage actress of the 1930's and 1940's, appearing in Broadway productions of Life Begins at 8:40 (1934) and Russian Bank (1940). Irregularly cut. Binding holes on bottom margin. Light surface creases. Lightly toned. Small ink stain across Best's image. Otherwise, fine condition.
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