JOAN BLONDELL - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CIRCA 1938 - HFSID 165301
Sale Price $162.00
JOAN BLONDELL. Inscribed signature: "For Elsie/all good/wishes/Joan Blondell" in pencil, 4x4¾ card. Headed: "Ask Myrus". Question portion on the verso of a card promoting the appearance of "Myrus/The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" at The Cafe Lamaze in Hollywood, California. Circa 1938.Nominated for the 1951 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Blue Veil), JOAN BLONDELL (1906-1979) starred in films and on Broadway. She was starring on Broadway with James Cagney in 1929's Penny Arcade, and reprised her role in the 1930 film version, the first of six films (including Public Enemy, 1931) that she would make with Cagney. Her memorable films include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and Blondell also appeared in several made-for-TV movies, was a featured performer on two series (Here Come the Brides, as Lottie, 1968-1970; Banyon, as Peggy Revere, 1972-1973) and made a number of TV guest appearances from 1951 through May 1979, just six months before her death on Christmas Day. Blondell's three husbands include George Barnes (1932-1936), Dick Powell, with whom she made ten musicals (September 19, 1936-July 14, 1944) and producer Michael Todd (1947-1950). This autograph is from the personal collection of ELSIE MYRUS, the wife of "The Wizard of Mental Telepathy", who collected the autographs of celebrities attending her husband's show. Lightly soiled, not at signature. Overall, fine condition.
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