ZELDA SEARS - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 171701
Sale Price $252.00
The stage and screen actress and businesswoman signs her name on this paper with photograph attached
Autograph sentiment signed: "With all good wishes/Zelda Sears" in black ink.4¼x2½ with 3in round photo attached. Zelda Sears (1873-1935) was an American actress, screenwriter, novelist and businesswoman. By age 12, she was working as a salesgirl. Sears was eventually hired to contribute pieces to the Port Huron newspaper by the managing editor. Leaving Port Huron at the age of 17, she journeyed to Chicago. Sears became fascinated with Sarah Bernhardt who was performing in Chicago. She observed the famous actress and was able to obtain an interview on one occasion. Later she joined the acting troupe of John Stapleton. Her first meaningful part came by way of Harry Parker, who was general manager for William A. Brady. Sears' stage career was further boosted by her acting in a production of "Lovers Lane". Other plays in which she appeared were "Women and Wine", "The Blue Mouse", "Keeping Up Appearances", "The Nest Egg", "The Scarlet Woman", and "Undertow". She came to Hollywood to be a scenarist for Cecil B. DeMille and MGM in the early 1930s, and went on to have roles as screenwriter and actress in multiple films. Toned. Stain on right margin. Wrinkling from adhesive. Irregular edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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