Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158212: RITA JOHNSON

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Rare and lovely vintage 8x10-inch black and white glamour portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the late 1930s or early 1940s.  In good condition for its age, with light mounting remnants on the verso, and idea for display.  The versatile leading lady was memorable in Edison, the Man (1940), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), My Friend Flicka (1943), and The Big Clock (1948), among other classic films.  In 1948, her career came to a screeching halt when a hair dryer fell on her head, resulting in irreparable brain damage.  A number of extensive surgeries were performed, but, thereafter, her screen time was quite limited.  She died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1965, aged only 52 years.