JAMES CAGNEY - COLLECTION WITH MAE CLARKE - HFSID 90519
Sale Price $935.00
THE PUBLIC ENEMY MOVIE CAST: JAMES CAGNEY and MAE CLARKE.
Comprises (1) First Day Cover signed: "Greetings/Mae Clarke/'81", 6x3½. First day cover honoring W. C. Fields Performing Arts Series 1980, 15-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Beverly Hills, CA, January 29, 1980. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Fine condition. (2) Post Card signed: "Jim Cagney" on verso, 5½x3½. Fine condition. James Cagney (1899-1986), the ruthless Prohibition gangster in the Warner Brothers production of The Public Enemy (1931), slaps Mae Clarke, his moll, in the face with a grapefruit. The scene and the film made Cagney a star bringing him other roles in crime-oriented dramas. Cagney began his career on Broadway and made his film debut in Simmers' Holiday (1930). The song-and-dance man George M. Cohan chose Cagney to portray him in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); it was the right choice, winning Cagney an Academy Award and the film much acclaim. Mae Clarke made her film debut in Big Time (1929) and starred in the 1931 films The Front Page and Frankenstein. Two items.Framed in Gallery of History style: 19½x24.
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