ILKA CHASE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1948 - HFSID 281142
ILKA CHASE B/w bust photograph of actress and author Ilka Chase in a blouse and pearl necklace, signed with her "Best wishes" in 1948 Inscribed photograph signed "Best wishes to/Frank & Pauline/from/Ilka Chase/August. 1948". Post It Note with black ink notations in unknown hand affixed to verso.
Sale Price $360.00
B/w bust photograph of actress and author Ilka Chase in a blouse and pearl necklace, signed with her "Best wishes" in 1948
Inscribed photograph signed "Best wishes to/Frank & Pauline/from/Ilka Chase/August. 1948". Post It Note with black ink notations in unknown hand affixed to verso. B/w, 8x9 ¾ overall, 7¼x9 image, one surface. 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. Lightly toned, soiled, cracked, creased and bowed. Pen skipped while writing signature, which has low contrast but is legible. Lightly creased corners. Light impressions and scratches on image (not visible head-on). Adhesive residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.
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