Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015081: IMOGEN HASSALL

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Extraordinarily rare vintage inscribed signature in black fountain pen on a 4x6-inch pale orange autograph album page, acquired in-person  in the 1960s or 1970s.  Just the third example we've ever encountered!  In good condition, with a few minor surface dings and creases.  Dubbed The Countess of Cleavage, because of her enormous breasts, which were typically garnished at either side by long locks of raven-colored hair, doomed English beauty Imogen Hassall made four memorable contributions to the horror, sci-fi and fantasy film genres, all in 1970:  Bloodsuckers, Girly, Toomorrow, and Hammer Studios' When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, her most celebrated role.  Amazingly, she also pumped out three flicks in other genres alongside these, including El Condor, The Virgin and the Gypsy and Carry on Loving.  In 1980, not long after appearing in the rather embarrassing The Man from S.E.X. (1979), Hassall committed suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills, possibly precipitated by her divorce from actor Andrew Knox, following only five months of marriage.