Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00116651: MILDRED DAVIS

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Highly rare vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch off-white card, acquired in-person in the 1960s by inveterate collector John Virzi and decorated with a small book image. In good condition, with a minor photo mount stain to the upper left-hand corner tip. Note that the image of the star and Harold Lloyd shown here alongside the scan of the autograph is not included. At the onset of her career, silent screen beauty Mildred Davis made a handful shorts and features for Pathé, Universal, Mutual, Metro, and Hal Roach Studios, including the sci-fi flick Marriage a la Carte (1916). She only came to prominence in 1919, when she replaced Bebe Daniels as the regular leading lady of legendary comic actor Harold Lloyd. Over the course of four years, they costarred in scores of classic films, including I Do (1921), Number, Please? (1920), Never Weaken (1921), Grandma's Boy (1922), Safety Last! (1923), and From Hand to Mouth (1919). The two were married in 1923 and promptly abandoned Hollywood to raise a family, reemerging only twice, to appear together in Too Many Crooks in 1927 and The Devil's Sleep in 1949.