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Frances Farmer Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

FRANCES FARMER
Born: September 19, 1913 in Seattle, Washington
Died: August 1, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana
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FRANCES FARMER (1913-1970) had a reputation as a talented, but demanding and rebellious, actress who battled the studios, alcohol and other addictions and mental illness. At the time of the release of her film Son of Fury, costarring Tyrone Power, in 1942, the 29-year-old actress was arrested and convicted of drunk driving. Inundated with negative publicity, she traveled to Mexico. However, by leaving the U.S., Farmer was found in violation of her probation. Put on trial and deemed mentally ill, Farmer was committed to a mental institution where she underwent shock treatments, hydrotherapy baths and reportedly received a trans-orbital lobotomy. Over the next few years, her physical and mental health deteriorated; she developed a debilitating dependency on alcohol and suffered from a series of nervous breakdowns. Her best films included Come and Get It (1936) and Son of Fury (1942). A film about her life, Frances, starring Jessica Lang, was released in 1982.
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Theater Credits
Thunder-Rock - Performer (November 14, 1939 - December 2, 1939), Quiet-City - Performer (April 16, 1939 - April 23, 1939), Golden-Boy - Performer (November 4, 1937 - June 1938)
  • FRANCES FARMER - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 19602
    FRANCES FARMER - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 19602
    FRANCES FARMER. Signature: "frances farmer", 5x3 card. Farmer (1913-1970) was a talented actress who battled the studios, alcohol addiction, and mental illness. Her best films included Come and Get It (1936) and Son of Fury (1942). A film about her life, Frances, starring Jessica Lange, was released in 1982. Slightly creased. Mounting tape on verso shows through faintly.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • FRANCES FARMER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 79076
    FRANCES FARMER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 79076
    FRANCES FARMER A rare black and white headshot of the ill-fated actress, signed in blue ink Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Joe,/Sincerely,/Frances Farmer". B/w, 8x10. FRANCES FARMER

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • FRANCES FARMER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 309655
    FRANCES FARMER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 309655
    FRANCES FARMER 10¼x13 rare, stunning image of the ill-fated star, signed "for the lovely hair", from the estate of Hollywood hairdresser Wally Wallace! Exceptional item from Farmer, who is rare in any format! Photograph signed: "For the lovely hair/Frances F.". B/w, 10¼x13.

    Sale Price $2,550.00

    $3,000.00

  • FRANCES FARMER - COLLECTION  - HFSID 264261
    FRANCES FARMER - COLLECTION - HFSID 264261
    FRANCES FARMER. Signature: "Frances/Farmer", 2¾x¾, mounted with photograph, b/w, 7x9, matted to 11x15. Frances Farmer (1913-1970) had a reputation as a talented, but demanding and rebellious, actress who battled the studios, alcohol and other addictions and mental illness.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • FRANCES FARMER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/05/1958  - HFSID 322982
    FRANCES FARMER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/05/1958 - HFSID 322982
    Letter from the actress to Paul Small Artists Ltd. Inc. saying that they are authorized to accept all checks payable to her, and deliver all sums of money to the agency. Anderson, the name she signed with, is the original last name of her first husband, Leif Erickson

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • FRANCES FARMER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/09/1958  - HFSID 322981
    FRANCES FARMER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/09/1958 - HFSID 322981
    Letter from the actress to Paul Small Artists Ltd. Inc. saying that they are authorized to accept all checks payable to her, and deliver all sums of money to the agency. Signed with her name and her married name, Mikesell

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES FARMER - HFSID 284337
    JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCES FARMER - HFSID 284337
    JOHN RAITT and FRANCES FARMER Original portrait drawing of Farmer, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Sincerely,/Frances Farmer", 5½x8½. Pencil portrait, signed by Farmer in ink. Also signed by the artist: "Raitt" in pencil.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

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