Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015441: JOBYNA HOWLAND

Rare vintage pencil signature on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person by Hollywood hairstylist Lily Dirigo in 1929 or 1930. In good condition. Jobyna Ralston, that imposing, indomitable 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.