RUTH ROLAND - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 09/13/1932 CO-SIGNED BY: PRISCILLA DEAN - HFSID 83959
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RUTH ROLAND and PRISCILLA DEAN
Ruth Roland and Priscilla Dean write notes to a fan on an album leaf.
Autograph note signed: "Pearl dear/May the/pages of this little/book reflect all/the love and good/thots [sic] your many/friends hold for/you./Mi first/Love/Ruth Roland/Sept. 13-1932" and on verso "Paul dear-/I think you/are a peach/my love always/Priscilla Dean/Sep 14th 1932", 4x5¾ album leaf. RUTH ROLAND (1892-1932, born in San Francisco, California) was an American actress with over 210 movie credits and who, at her height, rivaled Pearl White as queen of the movie serials. She started acting at three and had her own vaudeville act by her teens. She got her start in film in 1908 after being spotted by a Kalem Company director. Her big break came with The Red Circle (1915), the first of her 11 serials. Roland reportedly made more money on real estate than acting in serials; this, plus her increasingly imperious set presence, probably caused her to leave films in favor of vaudeville. Roland made several comeback attempts - including the talkie Reno (1930) - but these were unsuccessful. She was mostly forgotten, but also independently wealthy, by her last film, From Nine to Five, in 1935. PRISCILLA DEAN an American silent film actressreached stardom in the serial The Gray Ghost (1917). Other starring roles included The Virgin of Stamboul (1920) and Under Two Flags (1922). Irregular edges. Lightly foxed at blank margins. Fine condition.
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