ILKA CHASE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 11/1940 - HFSID 292182
Sale Price $722.50
10x13 image with a very personal inscription, posed hand on hip in front of a painting with classic motif
Photograph inscribed and signed: "For my darling Freddy/who is no longer so/formal./Love and kisses and/great affection/Ilka/Beverly Hills, Remember?November 1940". B/w, 10¼x13¼, cardstock. Stage, screen and television actress Ilka Chase (1905-1978), 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. Corners worn and creased. Multiple notches at bottom edge. Irregularly cut at top right edge. Light moisture stains near left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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