Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00132241: EMMA DUNN

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Scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person in May of 1944 and decorated with a Players Directory biography, which includes a small image of the star. In good condition, with two tiny areas of brushing to the ink. Emma Dunn, warmhearted character actress of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens, played self-sacrificing mothers, society matrons and loyal servants in films like the Dr. Kildare series of the 1930s and 1940s, The Prodigal (1931), The Bad Sister (1931), This Modern Age (1931), Flirtation (1934), The Glass Key (1935), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Madame X (1937), The Cowboy and the Lady (1938), The Great Dictator (1940), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944), Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944), Life with Father (1947), and Mourning Becomes Electra (1947). She is remembered by horror, sci-fi and fantasy buffs for her key roles as Mrs. Wilton in It's Great to Be Alive (1933), Amelia in Son of Frankenstein (1939), Aunt Della in The Monster and the Girl (1941), the justice of the peace's wife in I Married a Witch (1942), and Mrs. Keaver in It Happened Tomorrow (1944).