Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001362111: FLORA FINCH

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Rare vintage fountain pen signature on a 3.25 x 5.25-inch tan card, dating to the late 1920s.  In good condition for its age, with a very gentle crease to the upper left-hand corner and a minor glue stain in the lower right area, below her surname.  The delightful British stage actress entered Hollywood films in 1909, paired by Vitagraph with porcine comedian John Bunny in a series of extremely popular domestic farces, dubbed "Bunnyfinches".  When her partner suddenly died in 1915, Finch's career came to a screeching halt.  She set up her own production company to produce short comedies, but they weren't very popular with audiences, and, by the 1920s, she was playing supporting roles in various feature films to make ends meet.  These included Mrs. Rackham in Benjamin Christensen's The Haunted House (1928), Aunt Susan in Paul Leni's horror classic The Cat and the Canary (1927) and the miner's wife in the Laurel and Hardy comedy Way Out East (1937).