Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00112141: LAURA HOPE CREWS

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Rare vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person, circa 1935.  In good condition, with a faint fleck of soiling below the writing.  Actress Florence Britton signs and inscribes on the verso.  On stage from age four, electrifying Laura Hope Crews blossomed into a lovely leading lady and entered films in 1915.  In her fifties and sixties, she found new work as a character actress, playing eccentric matrons in films like Camille (1936), Angel (1937), The Blue Bird (1940), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942).  She is best remembered for her portrayal of Scarlett's dizzy Aunt Pittypat in Gone With the Wind (1939).