Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015983: DOROTHY LAMOUR

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Uncommon vintage full-name signature-- she usually signed "Dot Lamour"-- in bold pencil on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the late 1930s. In good condition and suitable for matting. After bit parts in forgettable films of the early 1930s, beauty contest winner and big band vocalist Dorothy Lamour landed her first major film role in 1936, donning her soon-to-be-famous floral sarong to play Ulah in The Jungle Princess. She went on to almost uniformly play female Tarzan-Crusoe-Gauguin-type roles through the Second World War and beyond, most famously in the beloved Bob Hope and Bing Crosby "Road" pictures. Elsewhere, she was memorable in Johnny Apollo (1940), A Medal for Benny (1945) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). Lamour made one horror film, Creepshow 2, in 1987.