Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011664312: JOAN DAVIS

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  • Uncommon vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale green autograph album page, acquired in-person at New York City's Broadhurst Theater in April of 1939 and decorated with a magazine image. In good condition, with a few stray flecks of ink, and mattable, with effort. Wildly popular comedienne and actress Joan Davis was memorable in The Holy Terror (1937), Sing and Be Happy (1937), Keep Smiling (1938), Shirley Temple's Just Around the Corner (1938), Sun Valley Serenade (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), and Harem Girls (1952), before landing her best-known role, as Joan Stevens on T.V.'s "I Married Joan" (1952-1955). She died of a heart attack at the age of 53 and, adding to the tragedy, two years later, her entire surviving family, which consisting of her mother, daughter and two grandsons, were killed in a fire.