KATHRYN GRAYSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294255
Sale Price $252.00
Small 3½x5½ photograph of a youthful image of the film musical star
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Tom/Every good wish/Kathryn/Grayson". B/w, 3½x5½. Photo also contains a facsimile 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. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Corners lightly creased. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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