MAE CLARKE - INSCRIBED ILLUSTRATION SIGNED 1990 - HFSID 157659
Sale Price $270.00
Reproduction of a lobby card from 1931's Frankenstein, signed "To the lad who calls Mrs McDermott: 'MAMA!'" by Clarke in 1990
Inscribed illustration signed "To the lad who calls Mrs McDermott:/'M A M A!'/Love/Mae Clarke/1990". Clarke also wrote "1931", the year of Frankenstein, next to the name of the movie and added her initials "M.C." Color, 9¾x7¾ overall, 9½x7½ iamge, one surface. 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. "0" in "1990" is water spotted. Light scratches on image (not visible head-on). Otherwise in fine condition.
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