Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0012422: GLORIA DICKSON

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Extremely rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 5.5 x 6.5-inch light blue autograph album page, acquired in-person at Columbia Studios in 1942. In very good condition and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. Lovely leading lady Gloria Dickson was memorable in They Won't Forget (1937), They Made Me a Criminal (1939), Waterfront (1939), and the Barbara Stanwyck horror flick Lady of Burlesque (1943). Her promising career was tragically cut short at the age of 28, when she was burned alive in a house fire, ignited by a stray cigarette. The press made much of the irony that one of her last films, Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943), was about a scatterbrained man who habitually set fires around the house with carelessly discarded cigarette butts.