ILKA CHASE, CO-SIGNED BY: AUGUST DERLETH, CAROLYN COGGINS and FANNIE COOK Guestbook page signed by authors Ilka Chase, August Derleth, Carolyn Coggins and Fannie Cook in 1946 Autograph notes signed

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Guestbook page signed by authors Ilka Chase, August Derleth, Carolyn Coggins and Fannie Cook in 1946
Autograph notes signed "Ilka Chase - March 4 - 1946", "8 March 1946/Fannie Cook" and, on verso, "Carolyn Coggins" and "August Derleth" in blue and black inks. With 11 unidentified signatures. Blue ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 7½x11¼, 1 sheet, front and verso, gilded top, left and bottom edges. Cook's note in full: "In appreciation of a pleasant chat with Rose Harbaugh". Stage, screen and television actress CHASE (1903-1978, born in New York City), the daughter of the editor of Vogue, made her Broadway debut in 1924 in The Red Falcon. She appeared in her first "talkie" feature film, Paris Bound, in 1929, the year she also made Why Leave Home?, The Careless Age, Red Hot Rhythm, Rich People and South Sea Rose, and would go on to appear in such features as The Florodora Girl (1930), The Animal Kingdom (1932), Now, Voyager (1942), Johnny Dark (1954), The Big Knife (1955) and Ocean's Eleven (1960). A fixture on early TV, Chase hosted the early talk show, Glamour-Go-Round (1950) and appeared as a panelist on Celebrity Time (1948), Masquerade Party (1952), It Should Happen to You (1954) and Keep Talking (1958-1959). Her TV guest appearances include The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1949), Kraft Television Theatre (1952, 1953, 1958), Playhouse 90 (1958), The Defenders (1961), Checkmate (1962) and The Patty Duke Show (1963). In addition to being known as an actress, Chase was also a widely read newspaper columnist, essayist and novelist. Prolific American author DERLETH (1909-1971), born August William Derleth, wrote books and stories on every subject under his own name and the pseudonym Tally Mason, including detective stories chronicling the adventures of the Sherlock Holmes-inspired sleith Solar Pons. However, horror fans probably know him best as the first publisher of H. P. Lovecraft's stories through Arkham House. His anthology 1939's The Outsider and Others, published two years after Lovecraft's death, was the first collection of Lovecraft's stories. Derleth also wrote numerous stories in Lovecraft's "Cthulhu Mythos"; in fact, it was Derleth, not Lovecraft, who coined the term "Cthulhu Mythos". He also wrote biographies of Zona Gale and Henry David Thoreau, as well as the 38 books in his "Sac Prairie" series, about the history of his home town of Sauk City, Wisconsin and adjacent Prairie du Sac. Painter, teacher author and social activist COOK (1893-1949) is best known for Mrs. Palmers Honey (1946), a novel about how a black woman's in St. Louis, Missouri was transformed from servant into a social reformer. Many of her books and stories, published in the 1930s and 1940s, followed a similar theme of oppressed people, usually in Missouri, fulfilling the United States' promise of democracy and equality for everyone, often with the help of labor unions. "CAROLYN COGGINS" was the pen name of author ALTA S. COGGINS. Her works include the short story Stormy, the Thoroughbred, which was adapted by Walt Disney Productions in 1954. Lightly toned, soiled and bowed. Some signatures touch. Lightly rounded corners. Random ink stains. Neatly torn from guestbook or notebook at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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