Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000420201: LAUREN BACALL

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Uncommonly early blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale blue autograph album page, acquired in-person in the late 1940s, at the very onset of her career, and decorated with a small Players' Directory image. In good condition and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. Elegant, smoky-voiced leading lady Lauren Bacall made her screen debut in the 1944 thriller To Have and Have Not.  It would be the first of several memorable collaborations with future husband Humphrey Bogart, which also included the noir classics The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). The actress went on to star in the Marilyn Monroe comedy How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) before taking a long hiatus from Hollywood, prompted by sadness surrounding Bogie's death in 1957. She thereafter alternated between Broadway and Tinseltown, popping up in films like Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Fan (1981), Misery (1990), and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.