Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001040221: CONSTANCE COLLIER

Scarce and quite early vintage 3.5 x 5.25-inch English silver-tone postcard portrait dating to her stage career in the 1910s, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the bottom border. In good condition for its age. Constance Collier was a much-lauded grande dame of the theater, specializing in Shakespeare, with over twenty Broadway productions to her credit, as an actress, writer and director. In 1932, she memorably created the role of Carlotta Vance in Dinner at Eight, a role which would be recreated onscreen by Marie Dressler. She also appeared in more than two dozen films, one standout performance being that of Miss Luther, the manager of the theatrical boarding house in Stage Door (1937).