Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0014701: NANCY GUILD

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Uncommon vintage signature in green fountain pen on a 3x5-inch white card, acquired in-person in the 1950s.  In very good condition and ideal for matting.  When the gorgeous actress was signed by 20th Century-Fox in 1946, publicity hacks circulated headlines like "Nancy Guild rhymes with Wild!"  In reality, in most of her film appearances, Guild wasn't wild at all, but a demure, ladylike screen presence.  After starring in three Fox features, she began free-lancing, delivering worthwhile dramatic performances opposite John Hodiak in Somewhere in the Night (1946) and Orson Welles in Black Magic (1949).  She went through the requisite leading-lady motions in the horror-themed comedy Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) and Francis Covers the Big Town (1953), abandoning Hollywood shortly thereafter to marry Broadway producer Ernest Martin.  She returned only for a fleeting cameo in Otto Preminger's Such Good Friends (1971).