Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00132241: EMMA DUNN

Exceedingly rare 6 x 8.25-inch black and white portrait by Longacre Bangs Studio of Broadway, dating to her silent movie and stage days in the 1910s, boldly signed in black fountain pen. This is just one of the only two autographed portraits of the star we have encountered in over 35 years! Minor creasing to the two upper corners; otherwise, in good condition for its age. Emma Dunn, that kind-faced, 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).