Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000351127: ELVIA ALLMAN

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Rare vintage inscribed blue felt-tip pen signature on a 4x6-inch off-white card, part of a massive horde of autographs acquired in-person by a New York City-based collector in the 1970s. In good condition. No-nonsense character actress Elvia Allman made quite a few screen appearances in the 1940s, but is much better remembered for her voice and television work. It was she who, as a bossy factory foreman, introduced Lucy and Ethel to the chocolate assembly line in the classic 1951 "I Love Lucy" episode "Job Switching," and she had recurring roles on three of the most fondly remembered situation comedies: Cora Dithers on "Blondie" (1957), Selma Plout on "Petticoat Junction" (1963-1970) and Elverna Bradshaw on "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1963-1970). Elsewhere, she created the voice for the Disney cartoon character Clarabelle Cow.