Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00061411122: LOUISE BROOKS

From the massive, all in-person collection of legendary autograph hound Tom Grafton comes this ultra-rare 3x5-inch tan card, boldly signed and inscribed by the fan-shunning recluse in black fountain pen in 1966. In good condition. With her statuesque feature, slick, black bob and acerbic wit, Louise Brooks became a bona fide Hollywood legend, mesmerizing in films like The American Venus (1926), Beggars of Life (1928), Pandora's Box (1929), The Canary Murder Case (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Beauty Prize (1930), and King of Gamblers (1937). In 1938, only 25 films into her movie career, she abandoned acting, growing increasingly reclusive as the years went on. She devoted the bulk of her time to her passions of painting and writing, including the celebrated autobiography Lulu in Hollywood (1982). The cult star was an infamously unobliging signer beyond the 1930s, shunning fans and collectors to the point of mailing them back fan letters torn to pieces or scribbling venomous remarks, in lieu of signatures, on irreplaceable vintage portraits mailed to her for autographs.