Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00052532: BEULAH BONDI

Scarce and terrific glossy 1930s 8x10-inch black and white portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black felt-tip pen in 1980. In fine condition, with a bend in the right border, not affecting the image. 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).