Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0013214: LOUISE DRESSER

Scarce and charming 7.5 x 9.75-inch sepia-tone portrait by McFeely of Hollywood, shown in deep shadows, wearing a fashionable men's cap and mink, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen in 1929. In good condition, with gentle edge wear and a small fleck of soiling to her jawline. The ink against the dark background looks almost as if it it were written in gold and is fully visible. Important silent and early talkie actress Louise Dresser was nominated for the very first Best Actress Academy Award for A Ship Comes In (1929), losing out to Jane Gaynor, and was elsewhere memorable in Enter Madame (1922), Prodigal Daughters (1923), The Eagle (1925), The Third Degree (1926), Mr. Wu (1927) with Lon Chaney, The Garden of Eden (1928), Mammy (1930), State Fair (1933), The Scarlet Empress (1934), and Maid of Salem (1934).