FAY COMPTON - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 55444
Sale Price $270.00
Sultry post card photograph of the London-born actress.
Postcard Photograph signed: "Fay Compton". B/w, 3½x5½. British post card in the "Picturegoer" series. Photograph by Dorothy Wilding (imprinted at lower right margin). Not filled in or stamped on verso. Name imprinted at lower margin. 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). Slightly creased at blank margins and at upper left corner. ¼-inch tear at lower blank margin. Slightly soiled on verso. Fine condition.
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