MAE CLARKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1940 - HFSID 289931
Sale Price $510.00
MAE CLARKEVintage photograph of the Philadelphia born actress shown from the shoulders up, inscribed to collector Saul Goodman. Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Saul/Mae Clarke", B/w 8x10. Ink stamp on verso dates signature: September 23 1940. Mae Clarke (1910-1992) often played the screen victim. For example, in 1931 - a busy year for Clarke - she was the wife of Frankenstein (the mad doctor, at least, not the monster), a self-sacrificing prostitute in The Front Page and again in Waterloo Bridge, and the recipient of Jimmy Cagney's famous grapefruit in the face in Public Enemy. She would be paired again with Cagney, a good friend, in Lady Killer (1933) and Great Guy (1936). Gradually reduced to supporting roles, she was still around for guest parts on TV's Batman (1966). Clarke retired to the Motion Picture Country House in 1970. Saul Goodman (1919-2003), a New York business man by day, pursued his love of film and theatre in the evening, making friends with many celebrities. While other autograph seekers offered album leaves, Goodman presented stars with snazzy photographs, a rarity then, to sign in fountain pen. Lightly creased. Slightly worn at edges. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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