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Inscribed signature: "To 'the one an (sic) only/Hildegarde'/Gloria Swanson/1951-52", 9½x5¼.

Sale Price $119.00

Reg. $140.00

Condition: Slightly creased, otherwise fine condition Add to watchlist:
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GLORIA SWANSON. Inscribed signature: "To 'the one an (sic) only/Hildegarde'/Gloria Swanson/1951-52", 9½x5¼. HILDEGARDE (1906-2005), born Hildegarde Loretta Sell, a cabaret performer, recording star and actress, was dubbed "The Incomparable Hildegarde" by columnist Walter Winchell. She was at the peak of her popularity in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1952, Swanson appeared in one feature film, Three for the Bedroom. In the 1920s, Gloria Swanson (1897-1983) was one of the reigning queens of the silent screen. She was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). Swanson left Paramount in 1926 and, bankrolled by Joseph P. Kennedy, produced her own films. She retired in 1934, but made her first comeback in Father Takes a Wife (1941). She then made a picture in Italy in 1956, Mio Figlio Nerone (Nero's Mistress), a failure. Her third comeback was in 1971 on Broadway in Butterflies Are Free. Four years later, she played a passenger aboard a doomed 747 in Airport 75. Slightly creased. Stray ink marks nick the upper loop of the "G" in Gloria. Blue and red pencil drawing (unknown hand) on verso, minor show through, touching some writing (all completely legible). Overall, fine condition.

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