Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001506: DOLORES HART

Nearly impossible find vintage 8x10-inch black and white publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen in the late 1950s, before her religious conversion and entry into a convent.  In very fine condition.  Attractive leading actress Dolores Hart was memorable in Wild Is the Wind (1957), the Elvis Presley classics Loving You (1957) and King Creole (1959), and Where the Boys Are (1960).  Her pious, reverent comments to interviewers while filming 1961's Francis of Assisi may have seemed like so much hype to Tinseltown cynics, but, as it turned out, Hart's religiosity was quite sincere.  In 1963, she renounced her $50,000-per-picture career to enter a Benedictine order of nuns in Connecticut.  While we have seen later-in-life signed images of the actress, this is the first vintage example we have ever offered.