Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015441: JOBYNA HOWLAND

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Extremely uncommon pencil signature on a 4x6-inch pale pink autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s.  Some gentle surface crinkling and a frayed left edge, but, overall, in good condition for its age.  The imposing, 6-foot-tall character actress of the stage, and silent and early talkie screens was typically cast as large-and-in-charge matronly types, often to great comic effect.  She was the prototype for Margaret Dumont of Marx Brothers fame in several Wheeler and Woolsey comedies of the early 1930s, including The Cuckoos (1930), Dixiana (1930) and Hook, Line and Sinker (1930).  She also starred in Mack Sennett's Ye Olde Saw Mill in 1935.