FAY COMPTON - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: KATHRYN CARVER MENJOU - HFSID 100524
FAY COMPTON and KATHRYN CARVER MENJOU Signatures of the London-born actress and the actress/wife of Adolphe Menjou. Signatures: "Best wishes/Fay Compton" and, on verso, "Kathryn Carver Menjou", 5½x2½.
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FAY COMPTON and KATHRYN CARVER MENJOU
Signatures of the London-born actress and the actress/wife of Adolphe Menjou.
Signatures: "Best wishes/Fay Compton" and, on verso, "Kathryn Carver Menjou", 5½x2½. Portion of writing in unknown hand at lower right margin of Compton's side; unknown signature at upper margin of verso. London-born stage, screen and television actress FAY COMPTON (1894-1978), born Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie Compton, made her film debut in 1914 (She Stoops to Conquer), and she would go on to appear in some fifty films through 1970 (The Virgin and the Gypsy). Her credits include The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923), Robinson Crusoe (1927), Waltzes from Vienna (1934), Nicholas Nickleby (1947), Doublecross (1956) and The Haunting (1963), and Compton also appeared on TV series, made-for-TV movies and in the popular 1967 miniseries, The Forsyte Saga. The daughter of stage actors Edward Compton and Virginia Bateman, Compton was the sister of actress Viola Compton and novelist Sir Compton MacKenzie and the mother of director/writer Anthony Pelissier (her son with her fourth husband, H.G. Pelissier). Actress KATHRYN CARVER (1899-1947), who was sometimes billed as Kathryn Hill, was married to actor Adolphe Menjou from 1928 until their divorce in 1934. She had made her film debut in 1925, and the actress would appear in films until 1929. Her film credits include The Wanderer (1925, as Kathryn Hill, the last name of her first husband), Beware of Widows (1927), Serenade (1927), His Private Life (1928) and No Defense (1929). Slightly creased, touching the lower portion of the "F" in Faye. ¼-inch tear at upper left margin of Compton's side. Irregular right edge from removal from bound book. Fine condition.
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