Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0014223311: ANITA GARVIN

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Extremely rare 9 x 7.5-inch black and white still, alongside Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Soup to Nuts (1928), boldly signed with hugs and kisses in blue marker in the early 1980s.  In very good condition, with some gentle border trimming from 10x8.  Lovely, dark-haired Anita Garvin, who began her career as a Mack Sennett bathing beauty and Ziegfeld showgirl, is best known for her portrayals of the shrewish wife of Stan Laurel in 11 Laurel and Hardy films of the silent and early talkie eras, including Sailors Beware (1927), Their Purple Moment (1928), A Pair of Tights (1929), and Blotto (1930).  She was also memorable in comedies starring Charley Chase, Our Gang and the Three Stooges before her early retirement in 1940, after which she essentially vanished.  This is only the fifth example of her autograph we have ever encountered.