JESSIE MATTHEWS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 156108
Sale Price $288.00
3½x5½ head and shoulders view of the English stage musicals star
Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/Jessie Matthews". B/w, 3½x5½.English singer, dancer and actress Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) started out in the chorus line, working her way up to starring roles in stage musicals of the 1920s and 1930s. Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart wrote songs for her, including the latter's hit "My Heart Stood Still." She starred in both the stage and film versions of Evergreen, one of the first British musicals to be a big hit in the US. Her grace as a dancer earned the sobriquet "the female Fred Astaire," but efforts to pair them on screen ran afoul of studio rivalries. Her career was badly damaged by affairs and contentious divorces headlined in the tabloid press, but she made a comeback as a musical star of British radio in the 1950s. Corners lightly worn. Ink stamps on verso (no show-through). Minor ink residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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