PAT (PATRICIA) KIRKWOOD - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 85509
Sale Price $108.00
Album page signed by the London stage star
Signature: "Pat Kirkwood" and, on verso, "Nicol and Martin/Cycling Comedians" and "Bobbie Kimber", 5x6½ album leaf. Kirkwood (1921-2007) was a British star of stage who appeared in musicals by Cole Porter and Nöel Coward. She's probably most remembered, though, for an alleged affair with Prince Phillip in 1948, a rumor that she denied to her death. She started acting in 1936 and debuted in London as Dandini in 1937's Cinderella, but she hit her stride at the start of World War II, when she became famous for her rendition of Porter's My Heart belongs to Daddy in Black Velvet. After World War II, she left for Hollywood to star in No Leave, No Love (1946) with Van Johnson. The film was a flop, though. This, and a strict weight-loss diet for the movie, led to a nervous breakdown. She returned to London and to continue her stage career, including Leonard Bernstein's London production of Wonderful Town (1955) and Coward's Hay Fever in the 1960's. Lightly toned, spotted and soiled. Page torn neatly from album on left side. Otherwise, fine condition.
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