LEATRICE JOY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 181478
Sale Price $270.00
Striking outdoor pose in period wardrobe, almost certainly a still from one of her later films
Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/Leatrice Joy". B/w 8x10 overall, image 6¾x8¾ - one surface. 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). Fine condition.
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