LEATRICE JOY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE ON PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - HFSID 186127
Sale Price $270.00
Striking outdoor pose in period wardrobe, with a note on the verso inscribed to a fan, asking that he let his aunt know "I do recall this lovely out-fit"
Autograph note on photograph signed: "To dear/Wlliam Nest/from/Leatrice Joy", ". B/w 8x10 overall, image 6¾x8¾ - one surface. On verso (in part): " Dear William - Do tell your dear aunt (if she is well that is) I do recall this lovely out-fit- Keep the good work up with the Boy Scout Troop - [illegible], heavens, the [illegible] with the right attitude - Bless you - Silent film star Leatrice Joy (1893-1985) appeared in comedy shorts with Oliver Hardy (1917) before getting her first major feature film role, with Mary Pickford in The Pride of the Clan that same year. By the 1920s she was a major star, cast in Cecil B. DeMille extravaganzas like The Ten Commandments (1923). She often played strong, independent women. Her first husband was fellow film star John Gilbert. Joy had less success in the era of talking pictures, a decline some attributed to her then unfashionable southern accent. Joy still appeared in smaller roles, including an appearance with Marilyn Monroe in Love Nest (1951). Corners slightly worn. Ink smears on verso, does not conflict with note. Water stain in third paragraph. Otherwise, fine condition.
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