Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00116651: MILDRED DAVIS

Highly rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch mustard yellow album page, acquired in-person by inveterate collector Laurie Goodman in the late 1920s. In good condition, with a patch of water-staining to the bottom area. 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.