Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00052532: BEULAH BONDI

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Scarce and terrific glossy 8x10-inch black and white portrait for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), boldly signed and inscribed in black felt-tip pen in 1980. In fine condition. Beginning with the "drag" stage role of Little Lord Fauntleroy at the age of 7, she proved an unsung master of self-transformation, convincingly portraying elderly mothers, grandmothers and society dowagers in her twenties and thirties. Her wonderful body of work included Street Scene (1931), Rain (1932); The Gorgeous Hussy (1936); the horror flick The Invisible Ray (1936) with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi; the tearjerkers Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), Of Human Hearts (1938), On Borrowed Time (1938), and Penny Serenade (1941); Vivacious Lady (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946), as Jimmy Stewart's mother; Our Town (1939); and The Snake Pit (1948).