KATHRYN GRAYSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 12/1982 - HFSID 207729
Sale Price $252.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Kathryn Grayson leaning over a table reading the newspaper.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Joseph McMahon/Bless you/Kathryn/Grayson/Christmas 1982". B/w 8x10. 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. Creased at blank edges and corners. Ink note (unknown hand) and photographers stamp on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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