Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011665: MILDRED DAVIS

Extremely scarce vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 4.5 x 6.75-inch light blue album page, acquired in-person, circa 1920.  In good condition, with a mild crease in the bottom area, well away from the writing.  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.