JOHNSTONE BENNETT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 304465
Sale Price $72.00
Signature of the vaudeville and Broadway actress known for her male attire on and off stage
Signature: "Johnstone Bennett", 3¼x2¼ card. Johnstone Bennett (1870-1906) was born at sea en route to America. (Some sources say Le Havre, France, probably the port of origin.) Her mother died in childbirth, and two adoptive mothers pre-deceased the young actress. She chose the names of those adoptive mothers as both her stage name. Bennett starred on the vaudeville circuit, and in the Broadway production The Female Drummer.Known wearing male attire, both on and off stage, she retired from the stage to open a New York City haberdashery catering to young men. Tuberculosis claimed Bennett at an early age. Slightly soiled. Adhesive residue on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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