Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00158214: CAROLYN JONES

Scarce vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch pale grey autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1960s. In good condition. Alluring, slightly kooky leading lady Carolyn Jones first drew critical acclaim in the Vincent Price horror favorite House of Wax (1953) and the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). For her eight-minute role in The Bachelor Party (1957), which miraculously earned her an Academy Award nomination, she cut her hair short and died it black, attaining the signature look subsequently seen in Elvis Presley's King Creole (1958) and Shirley MacLaine's Career (1959).  In 1964, Jones took on the role for which she is best remembered-- the incredibly sexy, black-clad Morticia on T.V.'s horror-themed sitcom "The Addams Family" (1964-1966), also doubling on a handful of episodes as Morticia's demented sister, Ophilia. She died of cancer in 1983, aged only 53, and her autograph is rather elusive in authentic format.