FLORENCE BATES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 263745
Sale Price $81.00
Handwritten note by the character actress. A rare signature.
Autograph Note signed: "To Herbert/with best wishes/Florence Bates", 5¾x4¼. Florence Bates (1888-1954) studied law after a divorce, becoming the first female attorney in Texas. Later she hosted a bilingual radio program there. In 1939, director Alfred Hitchcock cast her in Rebecca, also defining her principal character role: that of a grand dame. She appeared in 60 films over the next 15 years, including The Moon in Sixpence, I Remember Mama and A Letter to Three Wives. She appeared in many early TV series, mostly comedies, including Burns & Allen, My Little Margie, Our Miss Brooks and I Love Lucy. Toned and creased. Binding holes at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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