LINA BASQUETTE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1984 - HFSID 36415
Sale Price $144.00
Photographed with her prize-winning Great Dane, signed by her on verso with details about the show
Photograph signed on verso: "Lina Basquette/&/Ch. C. & B's Special K - Gribhin/Dayton, Ohio -/April '84 -/Judge: E. W. Tipton, Jr.". Color, 9¾x7¾. Shown with her blue ribbon-winning Great Dane at a dog show in 1984. Lina Basquette (1907-1994), a leading dancer in the Ziegfield Follies, starred in films of the silent era, including Cecil B. DeMille's The Godless Girl (1929). She was married nine times, beginning with movie mogul Sam Warner, and boasted of affairs with men including boxer Jack Dempsey and mobster Johnny Roselli. Hitler personally invited her to visit him in Berchtesgaden, where she claimed to have fended off his advances. Retired from films after 1942, she became a prize-winning breeder of Great Danes. Fine condition.
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