VIRGINIA BRUCE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 19162
VIRGINIA BRUCE Small 5x7 sepia-toned photo of actress Virginia Bruce in a cocked feathered hat, dark fur stole and lace collar, signed with "all good wishes" in green ink Inscribed photograph signed "Betty Lou Brugman/All good wishes /Virginia Bruce" in blue ink. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand.
Sale Price $360.00
Small 5x7 sepia-toned photo of actress Virginia Bruce in a cocked feathered hat, dark fur stole and lace collar, signed with "all good wishes" in green ink
Inscribed photograph signed "Betty Lou Brugman/All good wishes /Virginia Bruce" in blue ink. Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w sepia-toned, 5x7 overall, 4½x6½ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Bruce (1910-1982, born Helen Virginia Briggs in Minneapolis, Minnesota), had a long and prolific film career, appearing in some 74 films as well as making later appearances on the stage and on TV talk shows. Bruce debuted in 1929 (making six pictures that year, including The Love Parade, in which she was one of Jeanette MacDonald's "ladies in waiting"). A "Goldwyn Girl" (with Betty Grable) in Whoopee (1931), Bruce got her first "serious" role in 1934, when she played the title role in Jane Eyre. Her other notable films include The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Invisible Woman (1941), Pardon My Sarong (1942) and Strangers When We Meet (1960). In 1932, she appeared in Downstairs, written by and co-starring her first husband, silent screen idol John Gilbert. Lightly toned and bowed. Pinholes in all corners. Adhesive residue on front (does not touch signature). Paper clip impression in top right corner. Otherwise in fine condition.
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