KATHRYN CRAVENS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 08/14/1950 - HFSID 174071
Sale Price $180.00
Vintage signed photograph of the first woman accredited as a wartime radio correspondent. Extremely rare!
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Eddie Sousa/with every kind wish/Kathryn Cravens/Aug 14, 1950", in green ink. Sepia, 8x10. Kathryn Cravens (1898-1991), actress, author and news correspondent, began her career on radio as a performer. She hosted the program, "News Through a Woman's Eyes" in the 1930s before working for CBS New York, becoming one of the first women to broadcast coast to coast. She also ran her own news syndicate that featured stories and poems from her traveling days as the "Flying Reporter"--a travelling project she started to help prove airlines were safe. During World War II Cravens became the first woman accredited as a wartime radio correspondent when she was assigned to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Also a radio interview host, she interviewed a wide variety of American stars, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Shirley Temple. Toned. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Corners slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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