Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From the Auction -- A couple of new things ...

Marion Davies as "Peg" in Peg O' My Heart , 8"x10" autographed photo, (MGM, 1933) - A vintage, gelatin silver, double weight, linen finish photo.  The photo is signed "Sincerely, Marion Davies."  I love Marion Davies, and I was really excited to pick this up.  In my opinion Ms. Davies was the first screwball comedy actress and helped define the genre for everyone else who followed.  She made her first film in 1917 and continued through the 1930s.  Unfortunately, for most people, the thing that comes to mind when they hear her name is the long romantic relationship that she had with newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst that lasted until his death in 1951.

Alice Faye (Fox, 1934), (2) 8"x10" autographed photos.  Vintage, gelatin silver, single weight, glossy photos.  The two photos have Advertising Advisory Council stamps on the verso.  One has printed studio information, and the other has printed name with birth date and original name. Both photographs have been signed "Alice Faye."  Ms. Faye starred in films and musicals for 20th Century Fox in the 1930s and 1940s like "George White's Scandals" (1934) and "In Old Chicago" (1938).  But for most people today she's more well known for her singing talents than her acting.

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