Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00044031: BINNIE BARNES

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Lovely and surprisingly uncommon 8x10-inch black and white glossy portrait in her prime, boldly signed and inscribed in black marker in 1984.  In very fine condition.  The elegant British-born actress began her film career in a long string of comedy shorts, opposite Stanley Lupino, before finding stronger work in the feature films The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) and The Private Life of Don Juan (1934).  In 1934, she was imported to Hollywood by Carl Laemmle, Jr., who cast her as smart-aleck pals and embittered "other women" in films like Diamond Jim (1935), Three Smart Girls (1936), Holiday (1938), The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938), The Three Musketeers (1939), and In Old California (1942).  She retired from acting in 1954, but returned sporadically in character roles, most notably as Sister Celestine in The Trouble with Angels (1966) and its sequel, Where Angels Go, No One Follows! (1968).