KATHRYN GRAYSON - APPLICATION SIGNED 02/06/1941 - HFSID 259069
Sale Price $488.75
Kathryn Grayson signs an application for membership in the American Federation of Radio Artists.
Application signed: "Kathryn Grayson ", 2p, 6½x8½, front and verso. Los Angeles, California, 1941 February 2. Application for membership in the American Federation of Radio Artists. Kathryn Grayson is applying for Active Membership, with dues of $24.00 annually. Name printed (unknown hand) above signature, address and telephone number written ink by Kathryn Grayson below signature. Discovered by M-G-M while a teenaged vocalist on Eddie Cantor's radio program, Kathryn Grayson made her first major film appearance in Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1940), in which she sang "Lucia" and "Voices of Spring". Her first leading role came two years later, when she starred as the title character in M-G-M's Rio Rita. Grayson, who appeared in such films as Anchors Aweigh (1943), The Kissing Bandit (1948) and The Toast of New Orleans (1950), gave her finest performances in Showboat (1951) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). In the latter two films, she was teamed with baritone Howard Keel, who would later become her singing partner in nightclubs and in summer stock. Although Grayson made her last film in 1956 (The Vagabond King), she returned to the small screen in 1980, appearing on Murder, She Wrote. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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