ELLA SHIELDS - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 160802
Sale Price $180.00
Signing with the name of the male character she made famous, "Burlington Bertie from Bow". Rare signature of the music hall star who inspired Julie Andrews' Victor/Victoria.
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Sincerely,/ Ella Shields/ Burlington Bertie from Bow", 3x1½ attached to 4¼x2 card. Ella Shields (1879-1952) frequently performed as a male impersonator and had a knack for singing. Her screen credits include Herself (1918) and Men of Yesterday (1936). One of her final stage performances was with a young actress named Julie Andrews, who eventually went on to stardom herself and drew inspiration from Shields. Lightly toned. Ink note (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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