MAE CLARKE - ILLUSTRATION SIGNED 1987 - HFSID 77341
MAE CLARKE Reproduction of a lobby card from 1931's Frankenstein, signed "It's nice to be remembered. Thank you" by Clarke in 1987 Illustration signed "It's nice to be remembered/Thank you./Mae Clarke/1987" in blue ink. Color, 11x8¼.
Sale Price $270.00
Reproduction of a lobby card from 1931's Frankenstein, signed "It's nice to be remembered. Thank you" by Clarke in 1987
Illustration signed "It's nice to be remembered/Thank you./Mae Clarke/1987" in blue ink. Color, 11x8¼. Reproduction of a lobby card for the 1931 film, Frankenstein, in which Clarke played the mad doctor's wife. Clarke (1910-1992, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 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. Lightly creased. Errors in negative were reproduced in photo. Unrelated print caption on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.
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