Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00052113: CLARA BLANDICK

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Absolutely impossible to find vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition and ideal for matting. Dour-looking character actress Clara Blandick played frumpy wives, no-nonsense relatives and silver-tongued society types in scores of classic films, including Romance (1930), The Gorgeous Hussey (1936), A Star Is Born (1937), A Stolen Life (1946) and Life with Father (1947).  In 1939, she gained a sort of immortality, playing Judy Garland's Auntie Em in the fantasy classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) and her autograph is the most sought after and elusive of any of the key cast members'. This is an incontrovertibly authentic example, pulled from an autograph album dating to the very era of Oz.  Blandick committed suicide at the age of 81, placing a plastic bag over her head and taking sleeping tablets.